Bristol Airport ups its game for winter

England’s third largest regional airport, Bristol Airport, has launched a campaign focused on its appeal for passengers across the South West and South Wales.

The ‘Even Better from Bristol’ campaign showcases the diverse range of passengers who can now find a destination to suit their needs and tastes from the airport’s network of 126 direct flights.

To complement its biggest ever programme of flights and holidays from airline and tour operator partners, the airport is forecasting more than 3.5 million passengers to pass through the terminal between the beginning of November and the end of march, making 2018/19 a record winter.

“Passengers will also see our continued investment in the terminal, with some exciting changes to the range of food and drink on offer from January,” said Nigel Scott, business development director at Bristol Airport.

The increase in winter travel is being credited to the introduction of more year-round routes by airlines including easyJet and Ryanair. Destinations now served continuously include Catania, Naples, Limoges, Knock, Valencia and Nice.

A resurgence in the popularity of Egypt and Tunisia as winter escapes has resulted in more flights from Bristol to both countries in the coming months, while winter sports enthusiasts can take advantage of a new service to Andorra.

In anticipation of continued growth at the airport over the next couple of decades, Bristol is currently preparing a new Master Plan, which will set out potential developments required to handle up to 20 million passengers per annum from the existing runway by the mid-2040s.

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