The first of two multi-million pound extensions to Bristol Airport has opened.
The 12 month programme has seen the departure lounge in the east terminal significantly enlarged. It has a modern look and a more retail and catering brands have set up shop making it a much improved shopping experience.
70 Shaun the Sheep sculptures have been given their finishing touches before being released across Bristol this weekend.
Local artists have been at the heart of the Shaun In The City project to raise money for the city's children's hospital.
The 201 guest room property is expected to open in spring 2016 and will be the first hotel at the Airport.
Bristol is the only top ten UK airport to see passenger growth every year since 2009 and saw record volumes last year when 6.3 million people passed through the terminal, making it the UK's ninth busiest passenger airport.
The development of a high quality on-site hotel to be operated under such a world-renowned brand will be a very welcome addition to our facilities for the growing number of passengers choosing to fly to and from Bristol Airport. Alongside the terminal extension currently under construction, this is another statement of our ambition to be a world class regional airport serving the South West of the UK.
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.
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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.