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Empty Thomson desk at Bristol Airport as Sharm el-Sheikh flights cancelled

Empty Thomson desks at Bristol Airport Credit: ITV News

There was little sign of travel chaos at Bristol Airport this morning as only two groups turned up at for the cancelled Sharm el-Sheikh flight.

It shows little of the confusion and worry from travellers across the west country who have loved ones currently stranded at resorts or travellers who were due to fly out to Egypt in the coming days.

On Facebook Raychel-Louise Cox from Swindon has told ITV West Country: "I'm in sharm at the moment. And nothing is being said to us. We're due to fly home tomorrow. Pretty scary as were the only brits in our hotel!"

Steve Nosworthy also commented on Facebook and said: "My daughter and her partner are there now so obviously worried about the situation."

And Phil Woodall from Bristol said: "3 years ago we had to load our own luggage onto the plane it was all laid out on the tarmac."

Man charged over Bristol Airport bomb hoax

The airport stayed open despite the threats, which later turned out to be a hoax. Credit: ITV West Country

A man from has been charged with making a bomb hoax against Bristol Airport.

38-year-old Robert Boyd-Stevenson from Bristol is in custody, and due at Weston-super-Mare Magistrates' Court today.

He was arrested after threats made against the airport on Saturday.


Arrest made after bomb hoax at Bristol Airport

A 38-year-old man from Bristol has been arrested following police investigations of a bomb hoax made against Bristol Airport on Saturday.

He was arrested on suspicion of making a bomb hoax and communicating false information, and remains in custody.

The security threat were made on Saturday, and contingency plans were put in place, but the airport remained open.

Bristol airport reopens after security threat

Bristol airport reopens Credit: PA: Ben Birchall

Bristol airport has reopened after police investigated a suspicious package on board a plan.

Police were called after an item was reported on board during a routine aircraft inspection following the arrival at Bristol Airport of Ryanair flight from Alicante just before midnight yesterday (Saturday 22 August).

Passengers were evacuated from the terminal as a precaution and the Airport was temporarily closed to air traffic, reopening just before 6am this morning.

Police were satisfied that the item did not represent a threat.

As a result of this disruption a total of 12 inbound flights diverted to other airports, and arrangements are being made to bring aircraft and passengers back to Bristol.

Some delays to today’s flight schedule can be expected as a result of this incident, but Bristol Airport is working with airlines to minimise disruption to passengers wherever possible. Bristol Airport apologises for the inconvenience caused to passengers but puts safety and security first at all times.

– Bristol Airport Spokesperson

Ribbon is cut for Bristol Aiport's new departure lounge

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.

The £8.6 million redevelopment has left it with a modern look and a more retail and catering brands have set up shop making it a much improved shopping experience.

The moment the new departure lounge was declared open Credit: ITV News West Country
Bristol Airport has ensured art is at the heart of the new, bigger departure lounge Credit: ITV News West Country
This sculpture is inspired by a local export - Bristol Blue Glass Credit: ITV News West Country
The departure lounge in the east terminal has been extended as part of a multi-million pound programme Credit: ITV News West Country
The Departure lounge will be more of a shopping experience, with a number of new retail brands moving in Credit: ITV News West Country
The lounge also comes complete with free charging points for mobile phones Credit: ITV News West Country
There is even an open-air terrace Credit: ITV News West Country
With a retractable roof - and plastic dogs Credit: ITV News West Country
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