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Bristol Airport gears up for Christmas getaway

This passenger number has been boosted by a number additional flights over the Christmas period to meet demand. Photo: PA

Over 260,000 passengers are expected to be travelling through Bristol Airport during the Christmas period.

Skiing destinations remain a popular choice for passengers during the winter season, as well as winter sun destinations including Malta and Rome continue to be popular.

18%
increase on passenger numbers compared to last year.
If travelling with presents passengers are asked to keep them unwrapped. Credit: PA

Travel association Abta said Friday (23 December) is expected to be the busiest day.

4.5m
people will head abroad from the UK over Christmas and New Year.
Popular short haul destinations for winter sun include Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. Credit: ITV News

Bristol Airport will also remain open on Christmas Day for a limited number of flights.

During the busy Christmas holiday period passengers are advised to allow extra journey time to the Airport and to arrive at check-in at least a minimum of 2 hours prior to scheduled departure time.