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Brussels Airlines takes off from Bristol Airport

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- haul destinations available from a European hub airport.

The service operates six times a week (excluding Saturday’s) until October 27, when the airline increases the frequency to twice a day offering passengers a total of twelve flights a week.

Passengers on the flight departing from Bristol Airport on Monday 2 September enjoyed gifts of handmade Belgian chocolates at the boarding gate prior to boarding the flight.  With one lucky passenger winning two tickets to use the Bristol Airport Aspire Executive Lounge on a future visit.

Flight schedule Bristol-Brussels | September 1st – October 27th  

Flight n° From Departure To   Arrival Days of the week
SN 2057 Brussels 15.05 Bristol   15.15 12345.7
SN 2058 Bristol 15:50 Brussels 18.05 12345.7

Flights are operated with a CRJ900 by wet lease partner CityJet and on behalf of Brussels Airlines. 

Flight schedule Bristol-Brussels (in local times) from October 27th

Flight n° From Departure To   Arrival Days of the week
SN  2057 Brussels 16:55 Bristol 17:05 12345.7
SN  2058 Bristol 17:45 Brussels 20:00 12345.7
SN  2059 Brussels 21:05 Bristol 21:20 12345.7
SN  22060 Bristol 06:05 Brussels 08:20 123456.

Flights are operated with a CRJ900 by wet lease partner CityJet and on behalf of Brussels Airlines.

Bristol Airport spotters day a great success

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 2019. The attraction of the event and past events have been the close up views of the action on the runway, taxiways and apron.

The event was open to all aviation enthusiasts over a age restriction purely to make it fair for everyone, and people with a keen interest in aviation, unlike previous aviation fairs this spotters day was simply about watching and photographing the aircraft actions, there were no stalls, exhibits or attractions on the day.

Entry to the event was restricted with ticket only to keep numbers to a suitable amount, entry cost was £2.50 each which raised £64.00 for the airport charity of the year which is Great Western Air Ambulance.

We would like to thank the airport for allowing these events to happen and especially this years spotters day which was organised at the last minute to make use of the room before the building is removed later this year to make way for further aircraft parking stands. Also thank you to all of our supporters and enthusiasts who came along and continue to support BAS.

At the end of the event we took the opportunity to get a group photo in front of the admin building / old terminal for prosperity and something to look back on in the future.

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

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 alongside or replacing the previously used Boeing 787-8.

Bristol – Cancun eff 03APR20 1 weekly (until 24APR20)
Bristol – Orlando Sanford eff 02APR20 1 weekly (until 30APR20)

As well as these changes TUI Airways is also introducing new short haul routes to Memmingen and Keflavik in Winter 2019/2020.

Bristol – Memmingen eff 21DEC19 1 weekly 737-800
Bristol – Reykjavik Keflavik 26JAN20 – 04MAR20 2 weekly 737-800

easyJet further expands it Bristol Airport base

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 Bristol network. easyJet will also provide even more frequent flights to some of Bristol’s most in demand destinations, providing great value summer breaks or low-fared commutes for even more passengers.

A further 186-seat Airbus A320 aircraft will now be based in Bristol and joins seven 156-seat Airbus A319 and nine 186-seat A320 aircraft currently serving the airline’s customers in the South West. The additional aircraft will provide 93,000 additional seats for customers looking to travel to and from Bristol this summer.

Three brand new routes have joined the easyJet Bristol network, bringing the total routes now available to 74, with seats on sale from today.

A route between Bristol and Milan Malpensa will operate four times a week throughout the year on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, with first flights taking off on 1st July. Flights between Bristol and Brindisi in Southern Italy will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays and will launch on the 3rd July and flights between Bristol and Biarritz in the South of France will operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays with flights launching on 2nd July, both operating throughout the summer season.

easyJet will also increase its Bristol – Paris Charles de Gaulle frequency, adding an additional daily flight to and from the French capital, providing even more opportunity for customers to enjoy a city getaway and a convenient schedule will allow for great value day trips for commuters from businesses across the South West.
This news follows last week’s announcement that easyJet has put seats on sale for even more frequent flights from Bristol to Belfast, Glasgow and Zakynthos. Glasgow is one of easyJet’s most popular domestic routes at Bristol and in the coming weeks easyJet will celebrate flying a milestone 5 million passengers between the two cities since the route was launched in 2001.

easyJet now operates up to 770 flights a week from Bristol across 74 routes – that’s 10% more flights compared to summer 2018.

In the coming weeks, easyJet will also celebrate flying 55m passengers since it launched operations from Bristol over 18 years ago and expects to fly over 5.2m passengers  this year alone.

  • easyJet will position a 17th aircraft at its Bristol base from summer 2019
  • Brand new routes to Milan and Brindisi in Italy and Biarritz in France will launch in July
  • easyJet will add a second daily flight between Bristol and Paris to allow day trips for business travellers from July
  • easyJet summer flights from Bristol will increase by 10% to 770 flights a week in peak summer
  • easyJet will this year fly 55 million passengers since launching operations in Bristol over 18 years ago

Bristol Airport wins best airport in Europe award

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 International (ACI) World revealed the winners of its world-renowned airport service quality awards which recognises those airports around the world that delivers the best customer experience in the opinion of passengers.

The Airport Service Quality (ASQ) programme is the world’s leading airport passenger service and benchmarking programme measuring passengers’ satisfaction across 37 key performance indicators. During 2018 quarterly surveys were completed, asking passengers to rate their experience through the airport these factors included security, cleanliness and ambience.

Dave Lees the Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport commented “We are delighted to announce that ACI have recognised Bristol Airport as a winner in the 2018 ASQ European 5-15 million passenger category. This is the first year we have won the award and it is an outstanding achievement which highlights the dedicated and continued hard work of all the teams at Bristol Airport.

This award follows on from last year’s achievement, judged by a panel of independent experts at ACI Europe’s annual gala dinner in Brussels, being voted the Best Airport in Europe 5 – 10 million passenger category. Highlighting Bristol’s investment in facilities to enhance the customer experience, public transport improvements and special assistance initiatives such as being an ‘autism friendly’ airport.”