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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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...
Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...
Read More

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...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Announcing Bristol Airport Aviation Fair 2016

May 18th, 2016

Bristol Airport Spotting are once again pleased to announce that they are holding another Aviation Fair in partnership with Bristol Airport on Sunday 18th September 201...

Read More

WOW Air arrives at Bristol Airport

May 14th, 2016

On Friday 13th May 2016 the very first WOW air flight touched down at Bristol Airport, the flight was operated by an Airbus A320 TF-BRO arriving at 11:10am from Keflavik International Airport. The fir...

Read More

New aircraft on-ground system released

May 12th, 2016

Bristol Airport Spotting have developed and recently released a new exciting feature on the website known as "Aircraft On-Ground". This feature displays a list of aircraft that are currently being rep...

Read More
Bristol Airport Spotting Facebook Group

New Facebook presence launched

May 8th, 2016

After a period of discussion and decision we have upgraded our Facebook presence by creating a new Facebook Group, this new group allows all members to quickly and easily post their photos, videos, li...

Read More
BMI Regional New Routes from Bristol Airport

BMI Regional launch new flights to Jersey

April 30th, 2016

BMI regional is expanding its Bristol flight network to add a new seasonal route to the island of Jersey beginning on 16th July and finishing on 3rd September. Flights depart at 12.30pm and arrive at ...

Read More

Rare French Air Force A310 visits Bristol Airport

April 24th, 2016

It was an early start for many spotters on Sunday 24th April 2016 as overnight news that a French Air Force Airbus A310 was visiting Bristol Airport ensured many spotters and members were at the airpo...

Read More

First ever 787 lands at Bristol Airport

April 20th, 2016

On Tuesday 19th April 2016 Bristol Airport welcomed the arrival of the first ever Boeing 787-8 aircraft from Thomson, the aircraft was visiting the airport on trials and to launch new services from th...

Read More

BAS visit Gatwick Aviation Fair

April 18th, 2016

On Sunday 19th April 2016, Bristol Airport Spotting took a trip down to London Gatwick Airport to visit the Gatwick Aviation Fair held in a leisure centre a few miles from the airport, the fair is one...

Read More

New partnership with SpottingLog

April 11th, 2016

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with SpottingLog a web based aircraft spotting log database, the partnership will allow information on aircraft, aircraft types, registrations and spotters...

Read More

Wow Air inaugural flight to Bristol Airport

April 3rd, 2016

On Friday 13th May 2016 at approximately 10am the first flight by Wow Air will arrive at Bristol Airport from Keflavik, this marks the start of a new service between Bristol Airport and Iceland with f...

Read More

easyJet launches new flights to Venice and Nantes

March 24th, 2016

easyJet celebrated the inaugural flights of two new routes from Bristol Airport to Venice and Nantes, with passengers being welcomed on board with chocolates to jointly mark the Easter period. The ...

Read More

New rare aircraft system launched

March 17th, 2016

We have recently launched a new rare aircraft database on our website, along with our regular updates on social media we are gradually building up a database of rare aircraft that have visited or will...

Read More

Upcoming Social Evenings at Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club

March 9th, 2016

Bristol Airport Spotting in conjunction with Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club are organising a series of social evenings over the coming months, the evenings will include a talk from aviation related...

Read More

Show Your Support for Bristol Airport when it comes to devolution of APD to Wales

February 12th, 2016

The South West economy is set to lose £843 million and 1,569 jobs if the power to set Air Passenger Duty (APD) is devolved to the Welsh Government, according to figures released today...

Read More

West Terminal Extension Takes Shape

January 27th, 2016

A ‘topping out’ ceremony was held on the 27th January 2016 to mark a key milestone in the construction of Bristol Airport’s west terminal extension. The celebration – a longstanding tradition ...

Read More

Wizz Airs first flight from Sofia to Bristol

January 14th, 2016

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, started operating its new service from Sofia to Bristol, U.K in January 2016. The twice-weekly service will be operated on Mondays...

Read More

Royal opening of Bristol Airport Terminal Extension

December 17th, 2015

The 17th December 2015 marked a major milestone and special occasion for Bristol Airport when Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal opened a multi-million pound terminal extension. This is not the...

Read More

New airline to operate from Bristol Airport

November 29th, 2015

A new airline known as WOW air is to start operating from Bristol Airport in 2016 and Bristol is to become WOW air’s second UK departure point for flights to Iceland and North America. Flights will...

Read More

Christmas colourscheme for Thomson 757

November 26th, 2015

Keep an eye out at Bristol Airport for a Thomson Airways Boeing 757 that has been painted in a fun Christmas livery including antlers, holly and Merry Christmas titles. The aircraft registration G-OOB...

Read More

Keep up to date with news and announcements

November 20th, 2015

Over the coming weeks we will be making some exciting announcements regarding BAS and some projects we will be involved with, to be sure you stay up to date and will be included in the news please mak...

Read More

easyJet adds 13th aircraft to Bristol base

November 19th, 2015

It has been announced that from summer 2016 there will be up to 13 easyJet aircraft based at Bristol Airport to cater for extra demand from its passengers across the South West and Wales, enabling the...

Read More

Rugby World Cup charter flights at Bristol Airport

October 17th, 2015

On Sunday 11th October 2015 Bristol Airport played host to a number of rugby world cup charter flights from various countries around Europe and beyond bringing supporters to the games being held in Ca...

Read More

Second charity aviation fair at Bristol Airport a great success

September 28th, 2015

On Sunday 20th September 2015 a second charity aviation fair was held in the administration building at Bristol Airport, the event was organised by Bristol based aviation enthusiast Simon F...

Read More

Lima India Tango Tango Echo Romeo

September 18th, 2015

Following a meeting with Bristol Airport we are helping to support them with the launch of a new campaign to help target the litter problem along Winters Lane, Felton Common and other viewing areas ar...

Read More

Announcing Aviation Fair 2015

September 9th, 2015

Following the overwhelming success of the Aviation Fair in 2014 Bristol Airport Spotting are hosting another Aviation Fair in partnership with Bristol Airport on Sunday 20th September 2015 ...

Read More

Update from Bristol Airport Police Summer 2015

September 9th, 2015

On the positive side Bristol Airport continues to expand with more passengers, more airlines and more routes. As you will all know from the news the international security situation is still worrying ...

Read More

Busiest ever month at Bristol Airport

September 7th, 2015

Passenger numbers at Bristol Airport have topped three quarters of a million during a single calendar month for the first time, with a total of 768,587* passing through the terminal this August – up...

Read More