August Was Record Month For Bristol Airport
10 September 2018, 12:39
Nearly one million people flew in or out of Bristol Airport last month, making it the busiest month in its history.
951,973 passengers in August took the total number over the summer to more than 1.8 million, 6.7 percent more than in 2017.
This is the eighth consecutive year of growth for the airport, which is the third largest regional one.
Some of the most popular destinations include Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt, with news routes to Gothenburg, Genoa, Seville and Cologne.
Nigel Scott, Business Development Director at Bristol Airport, said: "Despite the hot weather and England's run to the World Cup semi-final, thousands of families from the South West have headed off on holiday from Bristol Airport this summer. We have also welcomed many arriving passengers from across the world, contributing to the thriving visitor economy in Bristol, Bath and beyond. By working with airlines to extend the range of routes and frequencies, and through continued investment in our facilities, we want to make flying from Bristol even better for passengers in future."
Bosses at Bristol Airport are currently working on a new Master Plan to enable it to handle up to 20 million passengers a year from the existing runway by the mid 2040s. They will submit a planning application to North Somerset Council later this year.