Bristol Airport has reported a landmark day for passenger numbers.
On 14 August the airport reached record numbers of passengers passing through its terminal in 24 hours – 25,390.
The airport has had a very busy summer, with passenger numbers for June and July up on previous years. June increased by 3.34% in and July increased by 2.8%.
Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol Airport, said “Milestones like this demonstrate that passengers are increasingly choosing the convenience of flying from their regional airport when the flights and holidays they want become available.”
Several factors to have contributed to the airport’s success as the airport grows, including larger aircraft on KLM’s four times a day service to Amsterdam, a new service to Stockholm and a new Tunisia service, plus high load factors on charter flights during the summer months.
Mr Browne added, “By working with airlines and tour operators to extend the choice of products and destinations they offer from Bristol we hope to further reduce the need for passengers to fly from airports outside the South West. Looking ahead to 2015, we are well progressed with potential new route opportunities and expect further developments in the coming weeks.”