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Airport expansion likely to cause traffic delays

Airport expansion likely to cause traffic delays Credit: ITV News

More than 100,000 people are expected to pass through Bristol Airport this weekend. As the summer season gets underway passengers are being advised to leave extra time to get to the airport.

A £24 million expansion is underway with the first phase of the new terminal opening in July. The work is expected to cause more traffic queues than normal.

“Many of our passengers this summer will be heading off for a well-earned break, so the last thing we want is for their journey to start with the stress of nearly missing a flight.

We want Bristol Airport to be the most convenient and friendly place to start your journey, which is why major developments are underway to further enhance our facilities. However, carrying out major construction work in a busy terminal can be challenging, so we are asking passengers to help us keep disruption to a minimum by following our advice when travelling this summer.”

– Alison Roberts, Head of Terminal and Customer Operations at Bristol Airport


Thomson to launch new long haul flights from Bristol

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner will arrive at Bristol airport for the first time today.

It marks the launch by Thomson of direct long haul routes to a number of new destinations from next summer.

The long haul jet plane is claimed to be the most environmentally friendly and comfortable aircraft that's been built.

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Thomson will launch new long haul flights from Bristol Credit: ITV West Country

Easyjet passengers stranded for 48 hours in Canary Islands

More than 170 passengers have been left stranded at an airport in the Canary Islands after their flight was delayed for over 48 hours.

The Easy Jet passengers were due to fly home on Saturday from Fuerteventura but their journey has been cancelled several times.

Passengers were being fed limited information through Easyjet's flight tracker
The flight has been continually delayed

Passengers troubles began on Saturday when their expected flight failed to take off due to "technical difficulties".

Engineers were called, but were unable to resolve the problem. An initial message from Easy Jet on their website read:

We are extremely sorry for the extended delay to your flight. Unfortunately we are unable to resolve the technical fault on your aircraft. As a result we have arranged for your flight to be operated by another aircraft.

This will be coming from London Stansted, therefore we have had to push back your departure time even further back. Please see one of our ground staff in the terminal who will be able to provide you with refreshment vouchers. We thank you for your patience.

– Easy Jet
Credit: Chris Radburn/PA

They later told passengers they were unable to extend their hotel stay, as availability was "low" and said they would refund any personal bookings passengers made.

Easyjet is now reporting that the flight from Fueteventura is due to take off at 6.30pm - landing into Bristol at 10.20pm.

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