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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

Rapidly growing Bristol airport announces first hotel

An artists impression of the hotel Credit: Bristol Airport

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.

An artists impression of the hotel Credit: Bristol 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.

– Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport


Bristol Airport rated world's most punctual

The world's most punctual airport Credit: ITV

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.

– Robert Sinclair, CEO Bristol Airport

Christmas getaway begins in Bristol

Bristol Airport is expecting one of its busiest-ever weekends Credit: PA

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.

New routes out of Bristol Airport next summer

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.

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