Christmas Getaway Begins

More than 50,000 people will fly from Bristol Airport over the next few days for the annual Christmas getaway.

Getting away for some guaranteed sunshine

Bristol Airport has seen the start of its busiest time of the year. 8 flights left in the space of just 20 minutes this morning, with travellers heading to destinations such as Malta, Palma and Sharm el Sheik.

56,000 people will leave from the airport over the next few days - an average of 120 flights and 14,500 passengers every day.

As Tanya Mercer reports, there are those coming back home to the south west for Christmas too:

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Christmas getaway begins

People checking-in at Bristol Airport Credit: ITV West

The Christmas getaway has already begun for the region's busiest airport.

More than 50,000 people will leave from Bristol Airport over the next few days - that's an average of 120 flights and 14,500 thousand passengers every day. They're the busiest days of the year.

Eight flights left in the space of just 20 minutes this morning, with travellers heading for some sunshine to destinations such as Malta, Palma and Sharm el Sheik.