Record June at Bristol Airport
Created: 8th Jul 2013
Passenger numbers surpass previous peak in 2008.
Bristol Airport recorded its busiest ever June last month, with over 625,000* passengers travelling through the terminal. This surpassed the previous record, set back in 2008, by 15,000 and represented a 3.4 per cent increase on the same month last year - despite the 2012 figure being boosted by a late Whitsun Bank Holiday and the Queen’s Jubilee.
Growth was recorded across all airline sectors, with bmi regional’s new services to Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg performing particularly well. KLM’s four-times daily service to Amsterdam also carried 12 per cent more passengers than in the previous year, benefiting from the introduction of a larger Embraer 190 aircraft on the route.
Forecasts for the peak summer holiday season are positive, with new or additional services to Corsica, Chania (Crete), Zurich and Dalaman (Turkey) expected to prove popular.
Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol Airport, said:
“We are delighted with June’s results, which demonstrate returning confidence in both the business and leisure travel markets. We will look to build on this successful first half of the year, and are already working hard on new initiatives for 2014, with new or additional services likely to be announced in the coming months.”
In 2012, Bristol Airport’s passenger numbers rose for the third successive year, up 2.8 per cent to 5.9 million, making Bristol the only airport in the UK’s top ten to see growth each year since the end of 2009.