Bristol Airport has been rated the world's most punctual, in new league tables published today.
The report looked at over 43 million flight records from 4000 airports around the world, and Bristol emerged right at the top.
Its on-time performance rating was 94.6%.
This achievement is a joint effort and is testament to the collaborative approach taken by airlines, ground handlers and our own team. It demonstrates the advantages offered by regional airports such as Bristol, where airlines operate in uncongested airspace with greater flexibility and resilience in the event of any disruption.
The big Christmas getaway has started as schools break up and people head off for the festive break.
Bristol Airport is expecting one of its busiest-ever weekends. Twenty thousand passengers will be flying into and out of the terminal on Sunday alone.
On the roads, the AA says Christmas shopping means congestion is likely around Cribbs Causeway. But there's some good news for motorists. The Highways Agency says it's suspending some motorway roadworks.
EasyJet, Bristol Airport’s largest airline, has announced a further three new routes out of Bristol. From April next year, the airline will start flying to Bilbao, Isle of Man and Zante from Bristol Airport.
It follows an announcement of four additional new routes to Gibraltar, Porto, Lanzarote and Catania. In total, easyJet will add seven new destinations to its Bristol operations next summer.
100,000 passengers are expected to pass through Bristol Airport for the last holiday weekend before the school term begins.
The airport recorded a milestone a week ago when 25,000 passengers used the terminal in 24 hours. 2014 will mark a record year for the airport with an anticipated 6.3 million travellers.
The great summer getaway is underway with Bristol Airport expecting 90,000 people through its gates from today until Monday.
Here are two of them:
The great holiday getaway is already underway.
Bristol Airport says the total passenger number that will be travelling through Bristol Airport this weekend (Friday to Monday inclusive) will be 90,000.
Normal service has resumed at Bristol Airport after yesterday's disruption.
All flights were delayed after a small fire caused a power cut in the terminal in the early hours of Friday morning. The Airport's back-up generator also failed.
Flights are expected to operate as normal on Satruday 7th June. Passengers should check in as instructed in their travel documents.
Thousands of people were affected with average delays of around 2 hours.
Some passengers had to jet off for a summer break without their luggage after the baggage belt failed.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.
Disruption is continuing at Bristol Airport tonight after a fire left the terminal without power and thousands of passengers without flights.
Following an earlier power failure at Bristol Airport which affected services in the terminal building, check-in and baggage systems are now functioning. However, the earlier disruption may still cause knock-on effects for flights throughout the rest of the day, with an average delay time of two hours.
To date none of the 184 flights scheduled to operate has been cancelled, with airlines bringing in additional aircraft and crew to support the operation and minimise disruption to passengers.
We expect operations to return to normal tomorrow (Saturday 7 June).
It's been a day of disruption at Bristol Airport after a fire left the terminal without power and thousands of passengers without flights.
Normal service is resuming after hours of delays but some had to jet off for a summer break without their luggage after the baggage belt failed. Our Bristol Correspondent Richard Payne reports.
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