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On Tuesday 7 October 2014 Bristol Airport’s Rescue and Fire-Fighting Service (RFFS) opened a new £950,000 fire-fighting training facility, situated on the south side of the Airport site.
Bristol Airport has joined forces with Destination Bristol and Bath Tourism Plus to promote the West of England to airlines from across the globe at the world’s largest commercial aviation event.
Passenger numbers at Bristol Airport continue to soar, with nearly three quarters of a million (723,000) journeys made during August – the highest total for any month in the Airport’s history.
Ryanair, today launched its Bristol summer 2015 schedule with 28 routes in total including Alicante, Lanzarote & Tenerife which will deliver 1.2m customers p.a. and support over 1,200* on-site jobs at Bristol Airport.
easyJet has today announced its spring schedule for 2015 with over 4,500 flights set to take place between 29 March and 31 May next year at Bristol Airport.
Bristol Airport recorded another major milestone last week (Thursday 14 August), experiencing its busiest ever day with a total of 25,390 passengers passing through the terminal in 24 hours. This landmark follows record passenger numbers in the months of June (646,000*) and July (690,500*), up 3.34 per cent and 2.8 per cent respectively compared to the same periods in 2013.
Everyone worries about organising their holidays, booking tickets, finding passports and organising pet sitters. By the time people get to the airport and park their car they’re often distracted and do not check over their car carefully before heading to the terminal.
Within days of opening a £6.5m central walkway designed to ease congestion at peak travel times Bristol Airport has announced plans for an extension to its terminal building, with this latest development scheduled for completion by summer 2015.
New for summer 2014, Just Sunshine the largest independent specialist tour operator to Tunisia commenced holidays from Bristol Airport on Saturday 19 July 2014.
Bristol Airport has become the first airport in Europe to transition to new safety specifications under harmonised European regulations.
Third daily flight from Bristol starts 3 September - fares from £79 on way. bmi regional is boosting its Bristol to Aberdeen service to three times daily on Wednesday and Thursday from 3 September.
The number of people using flights from Bristol to Amsterdam to make long-haul connections has increased, according to figures from Dutch airline KLM.
Passengers on the inaugural Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) flight between Stockholm and Bristol today (30 June) were welcomed by costumed characters from the West of England’s history.
Over 90,000 passengers are expected to use Bristol Airport over the Bank Holiday weekend (Friday 23 May – Monday 26 May inclusive).
Ryanair topped the table for the second year running in Bristol Airport’s annual Tracker Awards.
Bristol Airport, has been awarded the Investors in People Bronze Standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people.
A change to the route and timetable of Greyhound UK services means that from Sunday 4 May journey times for people travelling between Swansea and Bristol Airport by will be even shorter.
As announced in February, following increased demand from holidaymakers in the region and the best-in-class performance of the airlines’ Bristol operation, Thomas Cook Airlines @FlyTC has today launched its summer flying programme with the arrival of two Airbus A321 aircraft – including a new aircraft in the airlines new Sunny Heart livery.
Thomson and First Choice are pleased to announce that in summer 2015 they will be increasing capacity at Bristol Airport through the introduction of four new routes to Santorini, Greece; Pula, Croatia; Marrakech, Morocco; and Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Britain’s oldest living William Shakespeare on Wednesday 16 April supported a campaign at Bristol Airport to create an official day for his namesake.
More than 70,000 passengers are expected to use Bristol Airport this Easter weekend (Friday 18 April - Monday 21 April), and the number of people passing through the terminal this week (Monday 14 April – Sunday 20 April) will top 100,000.
Bristol Airport’s link with award winning European hub, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, has been strengthened thanks to Dutch airline KLM’s introduction of additional capacity on its four-times daily service.
Aer Lingus Regional today launched its new route from Bristol Airport to Shannon, in the heart of the West of Ireland.
Thanks to a new codeshare agreement with bmi regional, the UK’s most punctual scheduled airline for nine consecutive years, German airline Lufthansa is adding Bristol to its global network from 4 April.
Ryanair, Europe’s favourite low fares airline, today celebrated the start of its Bristol summer season which includes a new route to Bologna giving passengers in the South West a choice of 28 destinations for summer 2014.
Thomson Cruises’ brand new summer 2015 line up goes on sale on 24 April, with Platinum ship Thomson Celebration moving to the historical new home port of Dubrovnik in Croatia, offering a diverse range of port calls, including 10 new destinations and four exciting new itineraries, setting sail from 7 May 2015.
Blue Islands laid on a special treat this morning for two overwhelmed passengers as the Channel Islands local airline surprised June and Eric Davis with a baked to order cake from Michelin star chef Shaun Rankin and a bottle of congratulatory Champagne.
bmi regional is the UK’s most punctual scheduled airline for the ninth consecutive year, independent figures* just released show, placing it ahead of carriers such as British Airways, Ryanair and Flybe.
Over 100 Bristol Airport staff took to the runway on Wednesday 19 March as part of a charity event which raised more than £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Responding to the Chancellor’s announcement that Air Passenger Duty (APD) is to be reformed, Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport, said: “Abolishing the two highest bands is a welcome first step towards reforming Air Passenger Duty (APD). We have been campaigning for many years for a reduction in what is the highest aviation tax in the world, so it is pleasing to see our efforts recognised.
A fund set up to benefit the community around Bristol Airport has donated over £180,000 to 44 local projects since it was established two years ago.
easyJet has changed the time of its Amsterdam flight to help Welsh football fans reach the Dutch friendly on 4 June.
bmi regional has more than tripled the number of passengers it carries each month on its Bristol to Hamburg route since launching 12 months ago.
As a result of the success of basing an additional aircraft at Bristol Airport last summer, following increased demand from holidaymakers in the region and the best-in-class performance of the airlines’ Bristol operation, Thomas Cook Airlines @FlyTC has today announced that it will increase the size of the aircraft used at the airport from the two existing Airbus A320 to a pair of the larger Airbus A321.
Ryanair celebrated 10 million passengers at Bristol Airport. Ryanair began operating at Bristol 26 years ago with a route to Dublin and today offers passengers in the South West a choice of 28 exciting destinations.
Passengers and staff at Bristol Airport have raised more than £17,000 to help save lives of premature and very sick babies being treated at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol.
Whether you’re jetting off to foreign shores, travelling for business or simply commuting to work in the terminal building, getting to and from Bristol Airport is now even easier, as a new bus service linking the airport with other parts of North Somerset has been launched.
The mystery of how a 100-year-old dog-eared teddy bear found abandoned in Bristol Airport's departure lounge has finally been solved.
Ryanair has announced a new route from Bristol to Bologna in Northern Italy which will operate twice weekly from 1 April.
The Vice President of the European Commission responsible for transport policy, Siim Kallas, flew into Bristol Airport earlier today (Friday 24 January) on a visit to the South West with Sir Graham Watson MEP.
Bristol Airport’s customer experience team has responded to the rising number of overseas visitors passing through the terminal by compiling a database detailing members of staff with language skills.
Air Malta, the national airline of Malta, has announced good news for Bristol Airport passengers by adding an extra four departures as a prelude to its summer 2014 charter season.
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