Easter 2014 passenger numbers
Created: 17th Apr 2014
Summer has arrived. 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.
Passenger traffic has increased with the addition of the new service to Bologna and Shannon as well as the new recently announced codeshare agreement with bmi regional and Lufthansa covering services to Frankfurt and Milan.
But it’s not all one way traffic. Bristol Airport is expecting an influx of visitors from around the UK and overseas as travellers head for the South West to catch up with friends and family or enjoy the region’s attractions.
As the busy summer season has started departing passengers are advised to arrive at least two hours ahead of their flight’s scheduled departure to ensure they have time to check in, clear security and board their flight.
For the summer a couple of passenger enhancements have been introduced:
- The first is to see a reduction in the number of passenger tanoys made within the terminal. The idea of a “Silent Airport” puts Bristol Airport in line with other major UK and Worldwide airports. Final flight calls will still be made, with all other flight details displayed via the 100 flight information screens available in the terminal. Special assistance and customer service staff will be on hand to help and provide guidance to passengers if needed.
- The second initiative means security search is now open 24/7. This allows passengers who arrive at the Airport early, who have checked in online and with a printed boarding pass carrying hand baggage only, can now go directly to security and into the departure lounge.