Flights into and out of Bristol Airport are running with minimum delays this morning. It's in contrast to major airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted where there is major disruption caused by technical issues at the national air traffic control centre.
A spokeswoman for Bristol Airport said all flights into and out of the terminal were running as scheduled. But there are delays of around 20 minutes caused by the knock-on effect of the national problem.
National Air Traffic Services (Nats) said the issue stemmed from its control centre in Swanwick, Hampshire. A spokesman said: "Due to a technical problem at Swanwick, we are currently experiencing some difficulty switching from night-time to daytime operation. "
Bristol Airport said it had hit a new record with the number of passengers who used the terminal in August.
It reached 700,000 for the first time ever and passed the previous record of 691,000 set back in 2008.
The Airport also said is expected annual passenger numbers for 2013 to pass the 6million mark for the first time in five years.
Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport, said: “Our record-breaking summer is a positive sign that consumer confidence is returning, which is good news for the South West economy as a whole.
Bristol Airport had its busiest ever June last month, with over six-hundred-thousand passengers passing through its doors. That's an increase of almost four per cent on the year before. Passenger numbers rose for the third successive year last year to almost six million.
More than 625,000 passengers passed through Bristol Airport last month, breaking the previous record of 610,000 set in 2008.
The airport says bmi's new services to Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg doing particularly well.
KLM's Amsterdam service carried 12% more passengers than last year, thanks to a larger aircraft on the route.
Bristol Airport says things are looking good for the holidays with new or additional flights to Corsica, Crete, Zurich and Turkey expected to prove popular.
We are delighted with June’s results, which demonstrate returning confidence in both the business and leisure travel markets. We will look to build on this successful first half of the year, and are already working hard on new initiatives for 2014, with new or additional services likely to be announced in the coming months.
– Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol Airport
More than 70,000 passengers are expected to use Bristol Airport this Easter weekend. Airlines will be switching to their summer schedules after the clocks change on Sunday, meaning an increase in flights.
People are being advised to turn up at least two hours before their flight's departure.