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Busy summer at Bristol Airport starts with bumper Bank Holiday

Created: 25th May 2016

Passengers advised to leave enough time while construction work is underway.

More than 100,000 passengers are expected to pass through the terminal at Bristol Airport over the Bank Holiday weekend (Friday 27 May – Monday 30 May) as the summer season gets underway in earnest. But with construction underway on a major terminal extension, combined with expected high volumes of traffic on local roads, passengers are being advised to ensure they allow enough time for travel to the Airport and completion of essential pre-flight processes once there.

A £24 million west terminal extension will be opened in phases from mid-July, delivering major improvements to the security search experience in particular. However, until work is fully completed in December, congestion is possible at peak times, particularly during the busy summer season.

During this time passengers on scheduled flights are being asked to check in two hours before their scheduled time of departure, and up to three hours ahead for charter flights. Additional time should also be factored in for parking and vehicle drop off and the journey from car parks to the terminal. Passengers are also advised to check local road conditions before setting off for the Airport, particularly when travelling at busy times – such as the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend.

Alison Roberts, Head of Terminal and Customer Operations at Bristol Airport, said:
“Many of our passengers this summer will be heading off for a well-earned break, so the last thing we want is for their journey to start with the stress of nearly missing a flight. That’s why we are advising passengers to allow plenty of time to get to the Airport, factoring in time to drop off vehicles and transfer to the terminal as well as completing check in, bag drop and security checks.

“We want Bristol Airport to be the most convenient and friendly place to start your journey, which is why major developments are underway to further enhance our facilities. However, carrying out major construction work in a busy terminal can be challenging, so we are asking passengers to help us keep disruption to a minimum by following our advice when travelling this summer.”

More information for passengers travelling this summer is available at www.bristolairport.co.uk.

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