Bristol Airport has seen the start of its busiest time of the year. 8 flights left in the space of just 20 minutes this morning, with travellers heading to destinations such as Malta, Palma and Sharm el Sheik.
56,000 people will leave from the airport over the next few days - an average of 120 flights and 14,500 passengers every day.
As Tanya Mercer reports, there are those coming back home to the south west for Christmas too:
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