Airport passenger numbers up in Bristol

Airport passenger numbers up in Bristol

Passenger numbers have increased by 8.52% at Bristol Airport throughout June year-on-year. International flights showed the biggest increase by 13.2% and figures have grown in five out of the first six months of 2010, with the exception of April due to the volcanic ash disruption. “Demand for both business and leisure travel is returning to levels seen before the recession, and airlines are responding by introducing additional capacity this summer,” explained  Bristol Airport Aviation Director Shaun Browne. He said music festivals had helped generate an influx of inbound visitors, particularly Glastonbury. The airport has received 2.5m visitors so far this year and North Somerset Council has approved plans that will increase this figure to 10m. Proposals for development include extensions to the existing terminal, car parking improvements and a public transport interchange. There will also be an application to invest

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