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Bristol Airport prepares for the busiest ever Summer holiday getaway, with over 1.5 million passengers expected to travel through the Airport

Bristol Airport is preparing for the busiest ever Summer holiday getaway with over 1.5 million passengers planning to travel through the Airport during the holiday period (22nd July – 3rd September inclusive).

The August Bank Holiday is expected to be the busiest period over the Summer with customers and families going on a well-deserved holiday, city break or to meet up with friends and relatives.

Over 1.5 million customers are expected to travel through the Airport over the summer holiday period, with up to 37,000 customers flying on some days.

Sun destinations and city trips are due to be the most popular choices during this Summer holiday period. The top sun destinations for customers will include Palma de Mallorca, Alicante and Málaga. The top city trips include Dublin, Edinburgh and Amsterdam. This year has been a hugely busy first six months for Bristol Airport with the airport welcoming Aegean Airlines, Sun Express and Corendon Airlines. In March, the airport saw the return of the highly-anticipated Bristol to Cork service with Aer Lingus.

The airport will also be welcoming athletes who will be competing in the UIPM Pentathlon and Laser Run World Championships 2023 in Bath during August.

Bristol Airport recommends all passengers to prepare and plan ahead. This includes:

Check-in/bag drop:

  • Check in online
  • Check if the airline offers Twilight check-in (free car parking in Short Stay car park provided)

At security:

  • Have boarding card ready
  • Remove laptop computers and other large electrical devices
  • Place liquids in separate liquids bags
  • Empty pockets into the trays provided
  • Take off jacket and/or coat and place in tray provided

Customers are reminded to arrive at the terminal in plenty of time before their flight departure, to complete check-in, bag drop, security checks and boarding processes. Please check with your airline directly if you wish to confirm the precise check-in opening times.