Busiest ever month at Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport CEO Robert Sinclair

Bristol Airport CEO Robert Sinclair

Passenger numbers at Bristol Airport have topped three quarters of a million during a single calendar month for the first time, with a total of 768,587* passing through the terminal this August.

This is up six per cent over the previous year and is the airport’s best ever month.

Management say that growth is the result of the enhanced flight and holiday programmes on offer this summer.

Thomson Airways added a third aircraft to its Bristol-based fleet in May, opening up new destinations including Dubrovnik, Pula and Santorini, while Thomas Cook operates two Airbus A321s to a total of 20 destinations from the Airport.

New easyJet flights to Bilbao, Isle of Man, Porto, Gibraltar, Lanzarote, Catania and Zante all commenced earlier this year.

Wizz Air also entered the South West market for the first time in June, launching twice weekly flights to Katowice in Poland.

Inbound traffic also received a boost recently with the high profile opening of Banksy’s Dismaland in nearby Weston-super-Mare

Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive at Bristol Airport, comments: “The growing number of passengers choosing Bristol Airport demonstrates the strong demand for air travel to and from the South West and Wales and underlines why we continue to invest in enhancing facilities for passengers.

“By combining a comprehensive route network with a friendly and efficient airport experience we want to be the number one choice when customers in our region are making their travel plans.”