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Bristol Airport reaches 10m passengers

Bristol Airport has welcomed 10 million passengers (in a consecutive 12-month period) travelling through the terminal for the first time in its history.

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In celebration of reaching this major milestone 10 lucky customers were selected at random and were presented with gifts of return airline tickets, retail, catering vouchers and other gifts.

Bristol Airport currently offers flights to over 120 direct destinations across 31 countries; alongside offering daily hub services to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Dublin and Paris which connect to hundreds of worldwide destinations.

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A major transformation programme has already commenced with £400m investment being made at the Airport over the next 5 years.  Projects include new state of the art security screening equipment, refurbishment of the Air Traffic Control Tower, terminal improvements, catering and retail enhancements.  Development will include two new Executive Lounges, with one lounge available for customers to use from December 2024.  Thirty-eight catering and retail outlets are either being created or enhanced, further extending the choice and selection available to customers whilst at the Airport.

A major £60m public transport interchange and multi-storey car park project is currently underway and is due to open in summer 2025.

The £60m investment will provide a significantly enlarged public transport interchange, improved internal road system and an additional multi-storey car park providing customer enhancements such as waiting rooms and rest facilities. The project forms part of Bristol Airport’s overall multi-million-pound transformational development plan enabling 12 million passengers a year to use the Airport.

The public transport interchange will be created for coaches, buses and other forms of public transport on the top level of the multi-storey car park which will more than double the number of bus/coach bays to 16 bays (an increase from the current six bays). Enabling the Airport to be one of the region’s largest bus/coach interchanges, and is a major contribution of Bristol Airport’s commitment in improving public transport connectivity across the region.

Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport, said: “It is exciting to mark these milestones with customers and colleagues as they demonstrate how much progress has been made on our transformation programme.

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“Hopefully this gives our customers an appreciation of how soon they will be able to start making use of these new state-of-the-art facilities.

“Over £400m is being invested in the Airport facilities which will be transformational, not just in terms of the buildings being created, but the experience we will be able to deliver to customers,  airlines and business partners.

“We continue to make a major contribution to skills and employment in the region, by recruiting local people for local jobs and providing Apprenticeship opportunities across the fifty separate businesses we have based on site.”

The development of Bristol Airport to being a 12 million passenger per annum airport will create thousands of new jobs in the years ahead, open-up new direct air links, and support inbound tourism for the region.

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