Bristol Airport is celebrating the official opening of an expanded terminal after construction on the £24 million project was completed.
The West Terminal extension aims to improve security at the airport and deliver a quicker, more comfortable process for arrivals.
The expanded terminal will be fully opened for the first time.
Representatives of Bristol Airport say the extension will 'transform the airport experience for passengers', with improvements including:
- A new security search area comprising 12 security lanes with a dedicated Fast Track zone
- A preparation area where passengers will have space to get their belongings ready for screening
- State-of-the-art technology to make getting through metal detectors, x-rays and security scanners faster
- A spacious new arrivals area with a larger baggage reclaim, customs facilities and a meet and greet area
- A new immigration hall to open in the spring offering passengers a bigger and more efficient passport control point with e-passport gates
The expansion of the West Terminal is part of the Bristol Airport Masterplan to deliver an airport capable of transporting 10 million passengers a year by 2030.
The terminal was opened by Transport Minister Chris Grayling.