A £24 million investment is to begin at Bristol Airport’s West Terminal.
The extension, that will transform the security operations at the airport.
At two and a half times the side of the East Terminal extensions that has recently been completed, it’s an impressive 9,000 square meters; due to open in the summer of 2016.
It will not only streamline security checks, but enhance the whole passenger experience with 10 security lanes in the central search area, as well as a dedicated Fast Track area.
The new extension will see an enlarged baggage reclaim area, customs facilities, arrivals retail, and meet and greet area, easing congestion and improving services for arriving passengers.
Speaking about the new West Terminal extension at the airport, Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive at Bristol Airport, said, “Once completed, this major development will take the total investment in our terminal and wider airport infrastructure since 2010 to over £120 million. Not only will the west terminal extension ease the congestion we are experiencing at times this summer as a result of high passenger volumes, it will create a more attractive and comfortable environment and help to remove some of the stress sometimes associated with air travel.
“This is going to give us a clear advantage over the competition by making it more attractive for airlines to fly from Bristol, and it is a significant step towards achieving our vision to provide passengers from the South West and Wales with a world-class customer experience when flying in and out of their local airport.”