Bristol Airport is celebrating, as the fast growing regional airport reported record passenger numbers this August.
A staggering 750,000 passengers passed through its doors during the summer month.
The three quarters of a million figure was up 6% on August 2014.
Much of this success was attributed to additional services being offered by Thomas Cook and TUI (First Choice and Thompson).
The airport has seen an incredibly strong 2015, with a host of new services by new airlines, as well as new routes offered by existing airlines. easyJet, for example, has started flying to Bilbao, Isle of Man, Porto, Gibraltar, Lanzarote, Catania and Zante, plus Wizz Air set up services to Katowice in Poland.
What’s more, the airport has benefited from its prime location near to the coveted Banksy exhibition, Dismaland, in Weston-Super-Mare, which has been drawing in visitors from across the UK and overseas.
In a statement, Bristol Airport’s Chief Executive, Robert Sinclair, said, “The growing number of passengers choosing Bristol Airport demonstrates the strong demand for air travel to and from the South West and Wales and underlines why we continue to invest in enhancing facilities for passengers. By combining a comprehensive route network with a friendly and efficient airport experience we want to be the number one choice when customers in our region are making their travel plans.”