Bristol Airport launches biggest ever winter programme
Created: 18th Oct 2018
Bristol Airport launches a multimedia marketing campaign next week (Monday 22 October) to highlight its biggest ever winter programme.
Under the strapline ‘Even Better from Bristol’, the campaign focuses on the Airport's growing appeal for passengers across the South West and South Wales. It showcases a diverse range of ‘travel types’ who can now find a destination to suit their taste from the Airport’s network of 126 direct flights.
More than 3.5 million passengers are expected to pass through the terminal between the beginning of November and the end of March, making 2018/19 a record winter. Behind this estimated 10 per cent increase in winter travel is the introduction of more year-round routes by airlines including easyJet and Ryanair. Destinations now served continuously include Catania, Naples, Limoges, Knock, Valencia and Nice.
A resurgence in popularity of Egypt and Tunisia has resulted in more flights from Bristol to both countries this winter, while winter sports enthusiasts can take advantage of a new service to Andorra with ski specialist, Neilson. TUI will be flying cruise customers to start voyages from Jamaica and Barbados, and children of all ages are also well catered for, with a range of Lapland trips available throughout December and January.
Nigel Scott, Business Development Director at Bristol Airport, said:
“It is even better from Bristol this winter, thanks to the biggest ever programme of flights and holidays from our airline and tour operator partners. Passengers will also see our continued investment in the terminal, with some exciting changes to the range of food and drink on offer from January.”
Forecast to serve more than 8.5 million passengers this year, Bristol is the ninth busiest airport in the UK, and England’s third largest regional airport.
A new Master Plan is currently being prepared and will set out potential developments required to handle up to 20 million passengers per annum from the existing runway by the mid-2040s. The first phase of growth will be facilitated through the submission of a planning application to North Somerset Council later this year.
In June, Bristol Airport was named ‘Best Airport in Europe’ in the 5-10 million passengers category at the annual awards dinner held by European airports association, ACI Europe. Last month the Airport was voted best in the UK by the travel trade in the annual TTG Awards.