Bristol Airport has continued to see passenger numbers rise in October.
More than 571,000 people used the airport in October, representing a 4.45% on the last year. The airport saw August as its record month in its history and is on track to receive six million passengers this year, the first time since 2008.
New routes from bmi regional into Germany and easyJet services into Europe have helped numbers the most.
“These figures suggest that travellers across the South West and South Wales are increasingly looking to Bristol as their airport of choice. And with around 30 ski flights a week, a good range of winter sun destinations and a growing schedule of business services, we can offer a convenient local alternative to the long slog to the London airports this winter,” said Robert Sinclair, CEO of Bristol Airport.
“Forecasts indicate this growth will continue, so preparation is already well underway for a potentially record-breaking year in 2014. Construction of a new central walkway will significantly enhance the passenger experience and ease departure lounge congestion when completed next summer.”