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Public transport option proves popular with airport passengers
Half a million people have now used Bristol International’s Flyer in the past 12 months. The express coach service operates between the airport and Bristol city centre, and passenger numbers have been on the increase for some time thanks in part to timetable additions and route extensions. However, today (Wednesday 13th August) marks the first time over 500,000 people have used the Flyer in a rolling year.
To mark the occasion the lucky 500,000th passenger, Ana Alves from Taunton, was presented with tickets entitling her to free travel on the Flyer for a year. Ana is Portuguese and regularly flies from Bristol International to Porto to visit friends and family, travelling on the Flyer between Bristol Temple Meads railway station and the airport.
Following a record month in May, Flyer sales in June and July have continued to grow, with take-up of the public transport option out-stripping overall growth in passenger numbers at the airport. Inbound passengers from across the world have used an online facility to book tickets in advance, and other recent innovations include the introduction of a real-time information display on the terminal forecourt, additional early morning and late night services, and a route extension to take in student halls of residence in Clifton.
Kate Ridgers, Commercial Development Manager at Bristol International Airport, said:
“As demand for air travel from Bristol grows, it is important that we continue to improve the Flyer service. Reducing the congestion and emissions generated by car journeys to and from the airport will play a key part in ensuring future airport development is sustainable.”
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