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Our future

Meeting demand for air travel from the region we serve and surpassing customer expectations in the process are the twin aims of our continued development.

Whether you want sneak previews of new facilities or an overview of our site-wide plans, you will find the information you need here.


Transforming the airport experience

A major construction project is now underway to create a more spacious security search and arrivals area in order to ease congestion and deliver faster, more efficient processes.

The big picture

Planning permission is in place for development of facilities to handle 10 million passengers a year. See how the Airport site will look once every component project is complete.

Overnight success

Find out more about the Hampton by Hilton on-site hotel which is now open for business.

What’s in the plan?

Our development plan consists of 30 separate component projects.  We are taking a phased approach, so don’t expect to see the Airport transformed overnight.  But, when everything is in place, we will be able to be part of even more amazing journeys, with capacity to handle up to 10 million passengers a year.

Site plan

Site plan


  1. Expansion of the Passenger Terminal 
  2. Aircraft Parking
  3. Walkways
  4. Additional Car Parking
  5. Public Transport Interchange
  6. Fuel Storage
  7. Office Building

Where did it all start?

Our long term vision for development was set out in a Master Plan published back in 2006 in response to the 2003 Government White Paper, the ‘Future of Air Transport’.   While much has changed in the aviation world since then, the principles behind the Master Plan remain and can be seen in our current development plans.

Improving surface access

The objective of our Surface Access Strategy is to deliver a low carbon, accessible, integrated, efficient and reliable transport network for travel to and from Bristol Airport for staff and passengers.

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