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Busy Easter Getaway at Bristol Airport

Created: 12th Apr 2019

More than 400,000 passengers (an average of 27,000 passengers per day) will be using Bristol Airport this Easter holiday (Saturday 6 April until Sunday 21 April).

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Top destinations this Easter are Canary Islands, Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia with the hub airports such as Amsterdam and Paris remaining popular offering world-wide connections.  City breaks to Gerona, Seville, Bilbao and Porto are seeing an increase in demand. 

The long-haul destinations of Cancun (Mexico) and Orlando (Florida) continue to attract high passenger volumes and flights started earlier this year ahead of previous years to meet passenger demand. 

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.

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

“We are seeing a strong increase in passengers wishing to go away for a weekend city break or to enjoy some early sunshine, and the Easter holiday period is a great opportunity for this. We have been busy over the winter season preparing for the summer getaway and various development projects in the terminal have been completed ahead of the summer season. The work includes opening new restaurants, refurbishment of existing restaurants and improvements in the car parks including completion of the multi-storey car park due to open shortly. We are not standing still and are continuing to look at passenger enhancements in the terminal and car parks in the coming months.”

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.  Passengers are also advised to check roadworks or travel congestion and plan their journey accordingly over the busy Easter getaway.