Bristol Airport flying high following record month

Robert Sinclair, CEO of Bristol Airport

Robert Sinclair, CEO of Bristol Airport

More than half a million (538,879*) passengers used Bristol Airport in April, a record for the month.

An increase of 7.1 per cent on the same period in 2014, April’s strong performance ensured a thirteenth consecutive month of growth at the South West’s largest airport.

Charter and scheduled airlines carried more passengers, with standout figures for bmi regional which saw traffic grow following the launch of new services to Paris and Düsseldorf.

Brussels Airlines, easyJet, Ryanair and Thomas Cook also recorded strong growth in April.

Going forward new destinations on offer include Bilbao, lsle of Man, Porto, Gibraltar and Catania (Sicily) with easyJet.

In addition, Wizz Air will enter the South West market for the first time, with twice weekly flights to Katowice in Poland from June.

Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive at Bristol Airport, comments: “Growth in passenger numbers supports investment in facilities such as the eastern terminal extension which will create additional space and seating, as well as a wider choice of shops and restaurants.

“It also demonstrates to airlines the strength of the market for air travel in the South West as we work to attract exciting new routes to add to the 100+ already on offer from Bristol.”