JD Sports and Accessorize to open shops as part of Bristol Airport expansion

New departure lounge

New departure lounge

The retail and catering facilities has been confirmed ahead of the opening of Bristol Airport’s eastern terminal extension this summer.

The £8.6m project opens to passengers in early July and is a major component of development plans to enhance facilities to handle 10 million passengers per annum.

New to Bristol Airport are the leading Fashion Sports retailer, JD Sports, and popular fashion outlet, Accessorize, while the new Traveller store will bring a range of major brands and the latest fashion under one roof, selected to capture the excitement and exhilaration of traveling, including Superdry, Gant, Barbour, Boss Green and Joules.

The food and drink offer, created in partnership with SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, will also be bolstered by the addition of The Cabin, offering fine wine, craft beers and locally sourced food in a relaxing environment which includes a stylish outdoor terrace with retractable roof.

Kate Ridgers, Head of Commercial Development at Bristol Airport, comments: “We are excited about these new additions to the departure lounge, and we hope passengers will be too.

“It is not only about new brands at the Airport, as Superdrug and WH Smith will have much needed enlarged shops to provide our passengers with the last minute travel essentials.

“There are now even more reasons to arrive early at the Airport this summer, whether you want to do some last minute holiday shopping or get your trip off to a relaxing start over a meal or drink in one of our bars, cafés or restaurants.”

A total of 6.3 million passengers used Bristol Airport last year, surpassing the previous annual record set in 2008, and continued growth is forecast throughout 2015.