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Over 100,000 passengers are expected to use Bristol Airport over the Jubilee Bank Holiday (Friday 1 June – Tuesday 5 June), with Friday and Saturday set to be the busiest. Airlines and tour operators are reporting strong demand, with destinations within the Euro Zone particularly popular. This summer’s four new destinations – the Greek island of Skiathos; Budapest in Hungary; the Swiss city of Zurich; and Naples with easy access to the Amalfi coast – also offer fresh options for a beach holiday or city break. But for those wishing to stay on home soil for the Jubilee celebrations, flights are also available to great British destinations such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast.
However, it’s not all one way traffic. Bristol Airport is expecting an influx of visitors from around the UK and overseas as travellers fly in to meet friends and family to celebrate the holiday weekend together or to visit the region’s attractions.
Passengers will be able to enjoy a street party atmosphere at the Airport, with traditional refreshments including iced lemonade, cakes and jam tarts. Shops and restaurants in the terminal will be decorated with bunting and flags, and staff will join in the holiday theme by dressing in red, white and blue. On Saturday, a magician will provide entertainment to families in the departure lounge.
Departing passengers are reminded to allow extra time for their journey to the Airport over the busy Bank Holiday weekend. In order to complete essential processes such as check-in, security and boarding, passengers are advised to arrive a minimum of two hours in advance of their flight departure. Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol Airport, said: “While many people across the South West will be taking advantage of the Bank Holiday break to fly off for a well-earned break, we expect to welcome plenty of visitors to the region as well. With the Olympics to come, this summer is a great opportunity to showcase the UK as a tourist destination, and Bristol Airport will be working hard to make a great first impression.”
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