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Passengers advised to allow time when travelling this Christmas. Bristol Airport is preparing for a busy week in the run up to Christmas, with over 90,000 passengers expected to pass through the terminal in the week leading up to the big day (18-24 December). As well as those heading for sunnier climes or visiting friends and family overseas for the festive season, December sees the start of Bristol Airport’s biggest ever ski programme. EasyJet’s new Lyon service (which runs from 18 December) is just one of many options for winter sports lovers, with over 100,000 seats available on flights to ski resorts over the next four months. Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol Airport, advises passengers to allow sufficient time to get to the Airport and complete essential processes such as check-in, security and boarding: “The Airport will be very busy in the lead up to Christmas, and high volume of traffic on the roads may mean it takes longer than usual to get here. Although we will be making all efforts to provide a great start to passengers’ festive breaks, check-in, security search and boarding can take time - particularly for families and large groups. By allowing plenty of time for their journey to the Airport and arriving at least two hours ahead of the scheduled departure time, passengers can help us keep queues to a minimum.” But it is not all one-way traffic. Bristol Airport is also expecting an influx of visitors from overseas during the festive season, with many travellers returning home or visiting friends and family in the region.
Passengers can take advantage of a warming special offer from Starbucks, with festive themed drinks such as eggnog latte and peppermint mocha on the menu. Special promotional offers are also available in the tax and duty free store, with the chance to win big prizes to celebrate the release of Gulliver’s Travels at cinemas this Christmas. For last minute present ideas customers can visit the Best of the West range, where local gifts and foods are available. No passenger flights will operate on Christmas Day itself, but there is a busy Boxing Day schedule.
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