Brussels Airlines takes off from Bristol Airport

September 5th, 2019

Bristol Airport welcomed the return of Brussels Airlines this week (Sunday 1 September).  The service reconnects the cities of Bristol and Brussels and provides a wide range of European and long- hau...

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Bristol Airport spotters day a great success

August 29th, 2019

Bristol Airport Spotting held the last and final spotters day at Bristol Airport in the Bristol Room located in the admin building, or more commonly known as the old terminal on Sunday 25th August 201...

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Announcing Bristol Airport Spotters Day 2019

August 14th, 2019

Bristol Airport Spotting is pleased to announce tha...

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TUI Airways introduces new routes and increases aircraft capacity at Bristol Airport

July 16th, 2019

TUI Airways has announced that during the winter 2019/20 season (November 2019 – April 2020) they plan to increase capacity on selected long-haul routes, where the Boeing 787-9 will be operating alo...

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easyJet schedules new Airbus A321neo for Winter 2019

July 16th, 2019

easyJet in a recent schedule update has filed additional routes to be operated by the new Airbus A321neo aircraft, for winter 2019/20 season. Based on current listing, the 235-seater A321neo will oper...

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Brussels Airlines to restart flights to Brussels Airport

July 16th, 2019

Brussels Airlines will connect Bristol Airport with Brussels 12 times a week. The first flight from Bristol to Brussels will take off on September 1st and be operated by a CRJ900 aircraft. The conn...

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easyJet celebrates first flights on new summer routes to Milan, Biarritz and Brindisi

July 8th, 2019

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has launched its first flights from Bristol Airport last week to Milan, Biarritz and Brindisi, giving passengers in the south west the opportunity to explore even ...

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Bristol Airport reports on its 10 years of transformation

June 11th, 2019

A newly published report has highlighted a decade of transformational change at Bristol Airport. The Annual Monitoring R...

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easyJet launches flights to Montpellier and Rhodes from Bristol Airport

June 6th, 2019

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline and Bristol’s largest airline, has launched its first flights from Bristol Airport to Montpellier in France and to the Greek island of Rhodes. The flights took...

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Great Western Air Ambulance Charity land partnership with Bristol Airport

June 1st, 2019

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity officially launched their Charity of the Year partnership with Bristol...

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easyJet celebrates flying 55 million passengers from Bristol Airport

May 15th, 2019

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, is celebrating carrying 55 million passengers from Bristol Airport since launching operations there in 2002. The airline now operates 74 routes and up to 740 f...

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TUI to base Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Bristol Airport for Summer 2020

May 8th, 2019

TUI UK, the UK’s largest holiday company, has announced a new destination to Enfidha (Tunisia) and one additional flight to Reus (Spain), for its summer 2020 programme from Bristol Airport. A Boeing...

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easyJet extends Bristol to Lyon route to operate throughout Summer 2019

May 1st, 2019

The flights will commence on 1 July and will operate twice a week on Monday and Friday. They will be operated on an A320 aircraft. The extension of the route to Lyon will provide an additional 10,0...

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KLM upgrades weekday flights to Boeing 737 aircraft

April 24th, 2019

KLM has added 10,000 additional seats between Bristol and Amsterdam this summer, commencing from Monday 24th June. The extra capacity will be provided by upgrading the aircraft operating on the weekda...

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easyJet further expands it Bristol Airport base

April 16th, 2019

easyJet has announced a number of expansion developments at its Bristol Airport base. The airline will position a 17th aircraft at its South West base and has added three brand new routes to the Brist...

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easyJet launches more flights and Winter flight schedule

April 11th, 2019

easyJet has announced even more frequent flights from Bristol Airport to Belfast, Glasgow and Zakynthos, with seats on sale from today. The airline has added two more weekly flights to Belfast on Tues...

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Thousands of tonnes of carbon can be saved by using Bristol Airport

April 8th, 2019

Road journeys to London airports by passengers travelling to and from South West England and South Wales generated an estimated 157,000 tonnes of carbon in 2018 (up from around 140,000 tonnes the prev...

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New fire station handed over to Bristol Airport

April 1st, 2019

Mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy McCann and Partners completed the MEP design for a £5m state of the art fire station at Bristol Airport, which has now been handed over. This is t...

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Great Western Air Ambulance

New charity partner announced by Bristol Airport

March 18th, 2019

Bristol Airport has announced that the Great Western Air Ambulance will be the airports charity partner fo...

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Bristol Airport wins best airport in Europe award

March 7th, 2019

Bristol Airport is extremely proud to announce that they have been awarded the title of Best Airport in Europe for airports with 5 to 15 million passengers per annum category. The Airports Council ...

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Blue Islands adds additional 5000 seats on flights to Bristol Airport this summer

March 5th, 2019

Blue Islands has added 5,000 additional seats on its Bristol Airport service this Summer 2019. The airline will operate a further 76 flights between the Channel Islands and Bristol Airport. Rob Ver...

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Bristol Airport to provide £1.8 million fund for noise insulation to local residents

February 18th, 2019

Nearly £2 million will be available to local residents living near Bristol Airport as part of an enhanced noise insulation scheme accompanying development plans currently being considered by North So...

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UK regional airline Flybmi ceases operations and cancels all flights

February 17th, 2019

It has been announced that British regional airline Flybmi has cancelled all of its flights and filed for administration, this decision was made partly due to the uncertainty over Brexit as well as ri...

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Ryanair launches new route from Bristol to Milan

February 12th, 2019

Ryanair, today announced a new Bristol route to Milan Malpensa, with a twice weekly service commencing 26 May, as part of Ryanair’s Bristol Summer 2019 schedule. Ryanair’s Bristol Summer schedu...

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Bristol Airport Air Traffic Control Tower

Bristol Airport reports a record year of passenger numbers

January 18th, 2019

ore than 8.6 million passengers used Bristol Airport in 2018.* The record annual passenger number represents a 6.2 per cent increase year on year, equating to over 400,000 additional passengers, and a...

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Bristol Airport Police response on drones at airports

December 27th, 2018

We recently asked Inspector Barney Gardom of the Bristol Airport Police for a few words regarding drones at Bristol Airport following the delays and problems experienced at London Gatwick last week, w...

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NATS installs new digital flight strip system at Bristol Airport

December 13th, 2018

NATS, the UK’s leading air traffic services provider, has successfully introduced its new Hub and Spoke Electronic Flight Progress Strip (EFPS) system at Bristol Airport. The new system will inco...

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New administration building at Bristol Airport takes shape

November 21st, 2018

The work on the new administration building at Bristol Airport begun some weeks back and is already taking shape, located on the south side of the airport the new building with replace the current adm...

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TUI announce new winter routes from Bristol Airport

November 21st, 2018

TUI UK, the UK’s largest holiday operator, has launched its winter programme and reveals growth plans for Bristol Airport with new weekly routes to Keflavik, Dalaman and Naples and additional flight...

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Facebook group passes 2000 member milestone

October 21st, 2018

Bristol Airport Spotting has today passed another major milestone with the dedicated Facebook group now having more than 2000 members, this great milestone has been achieved in just over 5 years of th...

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British Airways remove flights for Summer 2019

October 2nd, 2018

British Airways flights from Bristol Airport, operated by BA Cityflyer, have removed flights from their 2019 schedule from Bristol Airport. Based on the adjustment, the...

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Bristol Airport celebrates record month of passengers travelling through the airport

September 14th, 2018

Nearly one million passengers passed through Bristol Airport’s terminal last month, making August 2018 the busiest month in the history of Bristol Airport. The record total of 951,973 passengers ...

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easyJet celebrates 15 years at Bristol Airport

August 31st, 2018

easyJet celebrated the 15th anniversary of its base at Bristol Airport this week,  the largest base outside of London.

Celebrations took place throughout the day on the 28th Augu...
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New Bristol Airport CEO starts new role

August 13th, 2018

Bristol Airport’s new Chief Executive Officer, Dave Lees started his new role on 1st August 2018. Mr Lees formerly Managing Director of Southampton Airport, which during his time at the helm achieve...

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Bristol Airport charity of the year flying high

July 31st, 2018

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is delighted being Bristol Airport’s charity partner again for 2018. Each year Airport staff are asked to vote and support one charity and, for the fourth cons...

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Thomas Cook Airlines adds 12000 seats from Bristol Airport for Easter 2019

July 17th, 2018

Thomas Cook Airlines is adding Easter 2019 flights from Bristol airport, meaning that thousands people can head to Europe for some spring sunshine. With 10 additional flights a week from April 3, 2...

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New easyJet routes for Winter 2018

July 15th, 2018

easyJet has announced three brand new routes from Bristol Airport to Larnaca, Åre Östersund and Sofia which are now on sale. These form part of the 16 new routes easyJet has put on sale across th...

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Bristol Airport wins Europe Best Airport Award

June 20th, 2018

At ACI Europe’s annual gala dinner in Brussels yesterday evening, Bristol scooped the Best Airport Award in the 5-10 million passengers category. ACI Europe represents over 500 airports in 45 cou...

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Report from Bristol Airport Spotters Day 2018

June 10th, 2018

Another successful event happened today at Bristol Airport, thank you to everyone that came along to the event, there were many happy faces who enjoyed a day out which makes organising an event so wor...

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Bristol Airport Spotters Day this Sunday!

June 7th, 2018

The Bristol Airport Spotters Day 2018 is this Sunday 10th June! This update is to confirm the arrangements for the event. Location: The spotters day is being held in the Bristol...

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Bristol Airport Spotting celebrates its 5th birthday

May 27th, 2018

This week Bristol Airport Spotting is celebrating its 5th birthday, started back in May 2013 by one of the current admins, Simon Fewkes, the group was originally setup to share photos, information abo...

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KLM celebrates 30 years of flights from Bristol Airport

May 17th, 2018

KLM celebrated with its customers on Wednesday 16th May 2018 to mark 30 years of flights between Bristol Airport and Amsterdam Airport, connecting the South West to Amsterdam and onwards to various de...

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Data Protection Legislation

May 11th, 2018

You may be aware that after May 25th 2018 new data protection legislation comes into force, we have updated and improved our Privacy Policy to reflect these changes and to highlight the data that we c...

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British Airways launches more than 20,000 seats from Bristol Airport for Summer 2018

May 10th, 2018

British Airways begins one of its busiest summers next week with the launch of additional frequency and capacity on flights from Bristol Airport. The addition of two new Embraer 190 aircraft to the...

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First TUI Boeing 787-9 flight operates from Bristol Airport

May 9th, 2018

What proved to be a surprise to aviation enthusiasts and spotters today was the arrival of the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which operated a flight to Cape Verde for TUI Airways. The aircraft, G-T...

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bmi Regional and Air France announce new codeshare partnership

May 3rd, 2018

bmi Regional and Air France have announced a brand new codeshare partnership on bmi’s Bristol to Paris service. The partnership, which commences from 14th May 2018, will provide business and leisure...

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Thomas Cook increases flights from Bristol Airport for Summer 2018

April 26th, 2018

Thomas Cook Airlines will base an additional Airbus A320 aircraft at Bristol Airport from May 1, 2018 and increase its number of seats on sale from the airport to over 400,000 for the summer 18 season...

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Announcing Bristol Airport Spotters Day 2018

April 21st, 2018

Bristol Airport Spotting are pleased to announce that we will be holding a spotters day at Bristol Airport on Sunday 10th June, the event will be held within t...

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Bristol Airport celebrate inaugural TUI flight to Punta Cana

April 9th, 2018

On Thursday 5th April 2018 Bristol Airport celebrated the inaugural TUI flight to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The flight is operating by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner which benefits from 30% big...

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TUI UK launch new routes and additional flights for Summer 2019 from Bristol Airport

March 26th, 2018

TUI first programme launch after last year’s re-brand reveals ambitious growth plans with two new routes and additional flights out of Bristol Airport for Summer 2019.

  • Two new routes to...
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BMI Regional expand their Bristol to Paris route

March 12th, 2018

bmi Regional has announced that it will be expanding the Paris CDG route from Bristol Airport with increased frequencies starting from 14th May 2018. bmi currently flies twice daily between Bristol an...

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Update from Bristol Airport Police Spring 2018

March 9th, 2018

As a spotting group we work closely with both Bristol Airport and Bristol Airport Police to help share information and be the eyes and ears around the airport perimeter, we have recently recieved the ...

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easyJet celebrates female pilot record for International Womens Day

March 8th, 2018

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, is celebrating International Women’s Day with more female pilots flying on one day for the airline than ever before - also believed to be a Europ...

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Ryanair launch new Bristol to Shannon service

February 26th, 2018

A new service to Shannon has been recently announced by Ryanair which increases the number of flights from Bristol Airport to Ireland to an all time high. The new twice weekly service to Ireland's...

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New CEO appointed at Bristol Airport

February 9th, 2018

Bristol Airport have announced that Dave Lees has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will be starting his new role on 1 August. Mr Lees is currently the Managing Director of Southam...

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New bmi route to Gothenburg launched

January 23rd, 2018

bmi Regional has expanded its route network from Bristol Airport by launching a new flight from Bristol to Gothenburg. The first flight of the new route departed on 22nd January 2018, passengers we...

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Bristol Airport welcomes easyJet’s new Airbus A320neo

January 19th, 2018

This week easyJet brought its new Airbus A320neo aircraft to Bristol Airport for the first time. The Airbus A320neo aircraft has many significant environmental and operational benefits, these include...

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Bristol Airport reports busiest year of passenger operations

January 15th, 2018

More than 8.1 million passengers used Bristol Airport last year, surpassing the total for 2016 by over six hundred thousand passengers.  The record annual number represents an 8 per cent increase yea...

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TUI adds further destinations from Bristol Airport

January 11th, 2018

TUI the UK’s largest holiday brand, has today announced that it has added an additional weekly flight to the Greek island of Kos and Turkish destination of Dalaman for summer 2018 operating from Bri...

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Boeing business jet arrives at Bristol Airport

January 10th, 2018

Today Boing Business Jet 9H-BBJ arrived at Bristol Airport for a few days, the Boeing 737-700 aircraft has visited Bristol Airport on previous occasions and is currently being handled and parked on th...

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TUI Air UK add weekly Punta Cana service onboard Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

December 20th, 2017

TUI Air UK today (20 December 2017) announced a 4th Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Destination from Bristol. The Punta Cana route will operate 1x weekly on Wednesdays commening on 5th April 2018 (Thu). The m...

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More flight announced for Summer 2018

December 2nd, 2017

British Airways is to increase flights from Bristol Airport to some of the top European holiday hotspots in summer 2018 In May this year British Airways launched new summer-only routes from Bristol...

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Bristol Airport seeks public views as it plans for the future

November 18th, 2017

Bristol Airport has begun preparing a new Master Plan which will set out potential development to respond to increasing passenger demand forecast over the next three decades and beyond. A ten week ...

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Work Begins on Bristol Airport’s First Multi-Storey Car Park

November 15th, 2017

A £9.5 million car park development commenced at Bristol Airport this week (8 November).  Construction of a multi-storey car park – the first on the Airport site – is now underway and will creat...

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Bristol Airport targets more long haul routes

November 7th, 2017

Following the return of direct long-haul flights to Florida and Mexico this summer and the announcement of flights to the Dominican Republic in 2018, Bristol Airport has reaffirmed its ambitions to se...

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Bristol Airport passes 8 million passenger milestone

November 7th, 2017

Following a record summer in which passenger numbers reached eight million in a 12 month period for the first time in its history, Bristol Airport will be seeking views later this month on how to meet...

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Changes to night flight regulations

October 28th, 2017

The Department for Transport has approved Bristol Airport’s request regarding EC and UK Airport Slot Allocation Regulations. The Department for Transport has approved Bristol Airport’s request ...

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Thomson is changing to TUI

October 18th, 2017

The UK’s leading travel company has kicked off its name change campaign to highlight that Thomson is changing to TUI. A new TV ad debuted during ITV’s flagship Saturday night programme the X Fa...

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easyJet announce flights to Stockholm and Athens from October

July 15th, 2017

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today announced that it will start two new routes from Bristol Airport to Sweden’s capital city, Stockholm and the capital city of Greece, Athens later this ...

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Bristol Airport CEO steps down

June 30th, 2017

Bristol Airport announces that its CEO, Robert Sinclair, will step down later this year to become the new Chief Executive Officer of London City Airport. Robert was appointed CEO of Bristol Airport...

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Betty the Beech takes off from Bristol Airport

June 26th, 2017

On Tuesday 20 June 2017 an historic Beech 18 aircraft departed from the Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club at Bristol Air...

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New airline Powdair to launch at Bristol Airport

June 23rd, 2017

New airline powdair will launch in December 2017 with ticket sales now on sale through its website with a winter schedule that links Sion Airport with eight destinations in the UK, one of ...

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Champions League Final flights take passenger numbers to record levels

June 5th, 2017

During the weekend of Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June Bristol Airport saw an extra 15,000 passengers en route to the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff which was one of the biggest sporting events i...

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Important Security Update from Bristol Airport Police for the Champions League Final 2017

May 25th, 2017

At Bristol Airport Spotting we work closely with Bristol Airport Police to provide the eyes and ears when spotting around the airport. With the upcoming Champions League Final next weekend we have rec...

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British Airways first flights take off from Bristol Airport

May 19th, 2017

This Saturday 20th May 2017 marks the launch of British Airways flights from Bristol Airport again after a period of 10 years absent from the airport. The flights operate on Saturdays to Florence, I...

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Bristol Airport to welcome Real Madrid fans for Champions League Final 2017

May 14th, 2017

Bristol Airport is set to welcome fans of Real Madrid between Friday 2nd June and Sunday 4th June 2017 for the Champions League Final which is being held at Cardiff. The Juventus fans will be flying i...

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Bristol Airport celebrates 60 years of operations

May 3rd, 2017

Two very special aircraft took centre stage as Bristol Airport celebrated 60 years of flying from its current site today. Almost six decades to the day since the Duchess of Kent officially opened the...

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Thomson and First Choice increase capacity with new routes

April 21st, 2017

Thomson and First Choice are today announcing increased capacity at Bristol Airport for anyone taking a holiday in summer 2018. This includes new routes to Funchal, Madeira and Punta Cana, Dominican R...

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Aviation Sunday Special at Virtual Aerospace Gloucester

April 6th, 2017

We wanted to inform you of a great offer and day at Virtual Aerospace Gloucester on Sunday 30th April 2017, for just £99.00 you can take the controls of a Boeing 737-800 fixed base simulator. From t...

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Ryanair launch new Winter 2017 schedule at Bristol Airport

March 24th, 2017

Ryanair today (23 Mar) launched its Bristol winter 2017 schedule, with a new route to Cologne, extra flights to Bucharest and Venice and 20 routes in total, which will deliver 1.7m customers p.a. and ...

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easyJet celebrates a record 2016 with future expansion planned in 2017

March 15th, 2017

easyJet, Bristol’s largest airline and the largest UK base outside of London, flew more than four million passengers during the course of 2016 - an 11% increase on the previous year, up a third on f...

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British Airways returns to Bristol Airport

February 9th, 2017

British Airways is to start flying from Bristol Airport again with the launch of four new summer-only routes to popular European sunspots. From May the airline will begin direct flights from Bristo...

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WOW Air continues service from Iceland to Bristol Airport

January 18th, 2017

WOW air, the ultra-low-cost transatlantic airline from Iceland, has announced that it will continue its service from Bristol to Iceland and beyond to the US and Canada in June due to the ongoing succe...

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New South Bristol link road opens

January 13th, 2017

On Monday 16 January 2017 the South Bristol Link (SBL) a 4.5km express bus route and roadway that includes new cycle and pedestrian paths opened to traffic for the first time, it links the A370 at Lon...

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A year in review from Bristol Airport Spotting

December 22nd, 2016

Well, this year certainly has been one full of surprises for Bristol Airport Spotting. I would sum it up as "successful" year with lots of great news being announced, although some news was not so gre...

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New voice communications upgrade by NATS

December 14th, 2016

The UK’s leading air navigation services provider NATS has won a new contract to design and deliver a new voice communications system at Bristol Airport.

Over th...

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Ryanair increases traffic by 5% for Summer 2017

October 28th, 2016

Ryanair has launched its biggest ever Bristol summer schedule (2017), with two new summer routes to Bucharest and Venice and extra flights to Warsaw, with 30 routes in total. Ryanair has launched i...

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Sad news from the team

October 7th, 2016

We are very sad to report that Martyn East, one of the admin team here at Bristol Airport Spotting passed away on Monday 3rd October 2016 after battling a long illness for many months, Martyn worked b...

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We are recruiting!

September 27th, 2016

We are looking for another admin to join the team here at Bristol Airport Spotting, the group has continued to grow since it began back in 2013 and has now become very busy both on social media, the w...

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Aviation Fair 2016 featured in Bristol Post

September 26th, 2016

During the day of the aviation fair a photographer from Bristol Post was present, he took a selection of photos which were published in a two page spread on Tuesday 20th September 2016 in the Bristol ...

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Third aviation fair at Bristol Airport another great success

September 23rd, 2016

Another record breaking aviation fair was held on Sunday 18th September 2016 at Bristol Airport in aid of Childrens Hospice South West, the event was organised by Simon...

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Aviation Fair 2016 this Sunday!

September 13th, 2016

Its that time of year again, Bristol Airport Aviation Fair 2016 is this coming Sunday 18th September 2016, all final preparations have been made for the event which is going to be the biggest aviation...

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Bristol Airport Spotting ID Card Scheme

August 25th, 2016

Quite some time back we started to explore the idea of setting up and running a Bristol Airport Spotting ID Card Scheme, we are now looking to progress this further to an intended launch but before we...

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Downside Road Closure

August 18th, 2016

We have been contacted by Bristol Airport to share information about an upcoming road closure. North Somerset Council (NSC) have advised us they will be completing essential road maintenance resurf...

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Second phase of terminal extension opens

August 2nd, 2016

Phase two of Bristol Airport’s £24m terminal extension opened to passengers on Saturday 29 July, bringing the number of new security lanes in operation to ten. The 9,000 square metre structure f...

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First phase of terminal extension opens

July 18th, 2016

The first phase of Bristol Airport’s £24m terminal extension opened to passengers this morning ahead of what is expected to be its busiest ever summer holiday season. The 9,000 square metre stru...

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Completion nearing of first phase of terminal extension

June 29th, 2016

The opening of Bristol Airport’s biggest ever terminal extension is just three weeks away as the first phase a 12 month construction programme nears completion. The first section of the £24 million...

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easyJet announce new routes from Bristol Airport

June 23rd, 2016

easyJet is this week celebrating new routes from Bristol Airport to Dubrovnik, Croatia, and Bristol Airport to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria with the first flight to Dubrovnik having taken off over the wee...

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Bristol Airport and Aer Lingus mark 80th anniversary

June 1st, 2016

Bristol Airport celebrated the 80th anniversary of Aer Lingus today (27 May) with a visit from the Irish Ambassador to Great Britain and series of very special flights. The Irish airline, which operat...

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Bristol Airport passes another passenger number milestone

May 20th, 2016

Bristol Airport reached another major milestone this week, with a total of over seven million passengers using the Airport in a 12 month period for the first time in its history. This major landmar...

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