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Bristol Airport flying high as it lands more destinations and bigger aircraft on holiday routes

April 29, 2014
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Bristol Airport flying high as it lands more destinations and bigger aircraft on holiday routes

New holiday destinations have been unveiled for next summer and larger planes introduced this week at Bristol Airport as its passenger numbers continue to climb to record levels. Holiday giant Thomas Cook is basing two 220-seat Airbus A321 aircraft at the airport to use on its summer services to...

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‘Game changer’ for Bristol Airport opens up world of business destinations

April 2, 2014
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‘Game changer’ for Bristol Airport opens up world of business destinations

Business travellers were this week promised better access from Bristol Airport to nearly 250 key destinations across the world as part of a major new agreement between German airline Lufthansa and UK carrier bmi regional. The code-sharing deal between the airlines – described as “a game changer” by airport bosses...

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Bristol Business News travel: A cool 72 hours in Iceland

February 14, 2014
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Bristol Business News travel: A cool 72 hours in Iceland

Spectacular scenery and a small but exciting capital city make Iceland a magnet for adventurous tourists. Bristol Business News Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE took advantage of the recently-launched easyJet direct flights from Bristol Airport to Reykjavik and here gives her top tips for a great weekend away…                                                   Iceland’s...

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Bristol-Bologna flights to be launched by Ryanair

January 28, 2014
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Bristol-Bologna flights to be launched by Ryanair

Budget airline Ryanair is to introduce a twice-weekly service from Bristol Airport to the Italian city of Bologna from April 1.   The service will be the third to Italy operated by Ryanair from Bristol, joining its flights to Milan (Bergamo) and Venice. The flights will operate on Tuesdays...

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Bristol Airport ended 2013 on a high as passenger numbers soared above 6m

January 13, 2014
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Bristol Airport ended 2013 on a high as passenger numbers soared above 6m

Passenger numbers at Bristol Airport rose for the fourth consecutive year in 2013, new figures have revealed. The number of people passing through the terminal last year reached 6.1m – 3.4% higher than in 2012. It is only the second time in the airport’s history that the annual total...

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Strong demand for spring sunshine means Bristol-Malta summer flights will launch earlier

January 7, 2014
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Strong demand for spring sunshine means Bristol-Malta summer flights will launch earlier

Bristol Airport operator Air Malta has brought forward the launch of its summer 2014 charter season by four weeks to satisfy demand from holidaymakers wanting to visit the Mediterranean island over the spring/Easter period.  The direct flights from Bristol will now start on April 8 and will continue weekly...

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Donate spare cash to change the plight of Syria’s children, Bristol Airport passengers are urged

December 18, 2013
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Donate spare cash to change the plight of Syria’s children, Bristol Airport passengers are urged

EasyJet passengers travelling via Bristol Airport this Christmas are being asked to donate their loose change and unwanted currency to UNICEF’s Change for Good charity campaign. All money raised will go to the children of Syria, who face a third winter in crisis. The campaign will last for six...

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Let us take off pressure from London’s overcrowded airports, say Bristol Airport chiefs

December 17, 2013
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Let us take off pressure from London’s overcrowded airports, say Bristol Airport chiefs

The Government should not overlook the vital role regional airports such as Bristol can play in helping solve the looming gridlock at airports serving London and the South East. The message, from Bristol Airport boss Robert Sinclair, came today as the Airports Commission’s interim report into the capacity constraints...

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Don’t follow that camel: Iceland-bound air passengers greeted by ship of the desert

December 12, 2013
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Don’t follow that camel: Iceland-bound air passengers greeted by ship of the desert

Passengers arriving at Bristol Airport for the inaugural easyJet flight to Reykjavik this week may have been surprised to find a 7ft camel greeting them at the check-in desks. But Kokoso’s appearance was not down to a booking error by the airline’s promotions department – he was on hand...

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Direct flights to Shannon to re-start from Bristol Airport

December 4, 2013
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Direct flights to Shannon to re-start from Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport is to re-introduce direct flights to Shannon in South West Ireland – a route expected to be popular with tourists and rugby fans. The daily Aer Lingus Regional service, which will be operated by Aer Arann, will operate alongside the airline’s existing Dublin service, which links Bristol...

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Bristol Airport unveils direct flights to Stockholm

November 25, 2013
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Bristol Airport unveils direct flights to Stockholm

Bristol Airport today announced it is to introduce direct flights to the Swedish capital Stockholm next summer – adding another major European city to its departure board and bringing a potential £1m to the regional economy. The twice-weekly service will be operated by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) from June 30...

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Travel: An apres-ski driving lesson that translates into a lot of fun

November 20, 2013
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Travel: An apres-ski driving lesson that translates into a lot of fun

Serre Chevalier, a high ski resort on the French-Italian border, is ideal for a group or large family holiday. And its added attractions, for Bristol Business News Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE, included learning how to drive a ‘piste basher’. As our tour guide pointed out the ‘Milky Way’ ski...

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Airport introduces new flights as economic recovery starts to take off

October 1, 2013
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Airport introduces new flights as economic recovery starts to take off

‘Santa Special’ flights to Lapland are being re-introduced from Bristol Airport this December after a gap of five years as their operator expresses confidence in the economic recovery. The launch of the three and four-day packages by Esprit’s Santa’s Lapland brand, part of the Inghams and Ski Total stable...

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