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Transforming the Airport Experience

We’re continuing to transform the airport experience for passengers, with the next major construction project almost complete. A significantly enlarged security search and arrivals area will ease congestion and deliver faster, more efficient processes, and the first section of this £24 million facility is now open.

Larger, more attractive security area 

The new security search area comprises of 12 security lanes, including a dedicated Fast Track zone which will go live later this year. An enlarged preparation area with significantly longer 23 metre lanes provides a new space for passengers to get their belongings ready for screening. It creates a more attractive and comfortable environment and help to remove some of the stress sometimes associated with air travel. 

West Terminal Extension

West Terminal Extension

State of the art technology 

The 9,000 square metre terminal extension features state-of-the-art technology including an automated tray return system with extended conveyor belts which will streamline the process through metal detectors, x-rays and security scanners where required.  This will reduce wait times, raising customer service standards and deliver a faster, more efficient experience for departing passengers.

West Terminal Extension

New, spacious arrivals area

The new extension will also create an enlarged baggage reclaim area, customs facilities, and meet and greet area, due to be completed by the end of the year, to ease congestion and improve services for arriving passengers. 

West Terminal Extension

Enlarged and enhanced immigration facilities from spring 2017

Plans are in place to create a new immigration hall to provide passengers with a bigger and much improved passport control point.  The new facility will include new and faster ePassport gates featuring the latest technology to speed processing times.

Take a look at our plans for our new extension which will transform the security search process for passengers using Bristol Airport.

Watch our time lapse video of our new west terminal extension as it takes shape.

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