Bristol Airport

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Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport, at Lulsgate Bottom, on the northern slopes of the Mendip Hills, in North Somerset, is the commercial airport serving the city of Bristol, England, and the surrounding area. It is 7 nautical miles southwest of Bristol city centre.

Built on the site of a former RAF airfield, it opened in 1957 as Bristol (Lulsgate) Airport, replacing Bristol (Whitchurch) Airport as Bristol’s municipal airport. From 1997 to 2010, it was known as Bristol International Airport. In 1997, a majority shareholding in the airport was sold to FirstGroup, and then in 2001 the airport was sold to a joint venture of Macquarie Bank and others. In September 2014, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan bought out Macquarie to become the sole owner.

Airlines with operating bases at the airport include EasyJet and Ryanair. The airport has a Civil Aviation Authority Public Use Aerodrome Licence (number P432) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers and for flying instruction.

Airport News

New Twilight/ Bag Drop Off Service Lands at Bristol Airport

Jet2, easyJet and TUI customers can now check in their bags the evening before their morning flight Customers flying with Jet2, easyJet and TUI now have the opportunity to check in their hold luggage the evening …

Bristol Airport Advertising Tender - Expressions of Interest

Bristol Airport is inviting expressions of interests from potential partners to take part in the tender process for the Advertising contract at the Airport. The procurement will run to the following timetable with suitable suppliers being …

Launch of Hydrogen South West consortium to accelerate the transition to a net zero future

Nine leading organisations join forces to drive the development of a hydrogen infrastructure ecosystem Consortium will enable cross-sector partnerships to make, move, and use hydrogen across the South West and beyond Major step in UK’s …

Landside Food & Beverage Concession at Bristol Airport – Expressions of Interest

Bristol Airport is inviting expressions of interest from potential partners to take part in a tendering process for a Landside provision of Food & Beverage services at the Airport. Bristol Airport places significant importance on delivering …

Mitie secures £3 million contract renewal at Bristol Airport for baggage screening services

Mitie has renewed its baggage screening contract with Bristol Airport for three years, with the option to extend for a further two years, following a competitive retender process The new contract, worth £1 million a …

Bristol Airport Increases its Electric Vehicles Fleet

Bristol Airport has invested in three additional electric Nissan e-NV200 vans to its landside and airside operations. The new Nissan e-NV200 vans were provided by Trenton Nissan in Hull and the vehicles have previously been awarded …

Bristol Airport Facilities Management Services – Expressions of Interest

Bristol Airport has a requirement to ensure that the business operates in accordance with its regulatory obligations regarding hard facilities management and to ensure a safe environment for its’ customers, airlines, ground personnel and staff. Bristol …

Bristol Airport announces partners for the first round of carbon transition funding

Bristol Airport has announced new partnerships with five organisations in the first round of funding from the Airport Carbon Transition (ACT) programme The ACT programme is a fund launched by Bristol Airport in July 2021 to …

After the announcement to give Bristol Airport the go-ahead to expand, key stakeholders in the region give their response

John Mayer, Somerset Area Lead for the Federation of Small Businesses, said, “At a time when being open for business has never been more important, supporting the sustainable growth of our regional gateway sends a strong …

Planning Inspectorate gives go-ahead for Bristol Airport expansion

The independent Planning Inspectorate has today announced it will allow Bristol Airport’s expanded capacity to proceed This will lift the cap on Bristol Airport’s capacity from 10 million passengers a year to 12 million and enables …

Contact

Bristol Airport
Bristol
United Kingdom
BS48 3DY
  • 0871 334 4444