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Bristol Airport attends global aviation conference

Created: 19th Apr 2018

A team from Bristol Airport is promoting the South West at the World Route Development Conference in Bilbao this week (22 -24 April). The conference provides an annual opportunity for the world’s top airlines and airports to explore potential new route opportunities.

Key criteria when considering new services is the economic strength of the region an airport serves, as well as its potential to attract inbound tourists. Over thirty meetings with airlines from around the world is arranged over the course of the two-day event. A presentation highlighting the South West’s iconic tourist attractions from across the region, and the benefits of using a regional airport will be shown.

The Airport is already well progressed with plans for further growth in 2019 and beyond. Building on the success of a range of new services in 2018 will see the Airport deliver over 8.6 million passengers and become one of the UK’s fastest growing airports.

Nigel Scott, Business Development Director, Bristol Airport, said:

“This conference gives us the chance to showcase Bristol Airport and the region to airlines from across the world. It is an important opportunity to develop long-term relationships with potential airline partners. By bringing the South West to life in our presentation we hope to create a lasting impression which will encourage airlines to consider Bristol Airport in the future.

“We will also be meeting airlines which already operate at Bristol Airport to discuss additional frequencies on existing services, with a view to increasing flexibility for business passengers.”