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Easter getaway 2022 – plan, prepare and arrive early

Bristol Airport is advising customers to arrive early as the Airport is preparing for the busiest period in over two years with over 300,000 passengers planning to travel through the Airport during the Easter period (April 9 – 24 inclusive).

The Easter holidays are expected to be the busiest period for Bristol Airport since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic with customers planning on going on a well-deserved holiday, city break or to meet up with friends and family.

Sun destinations and city trips are due to be the most popular choices during this Easter break. The top destinations for customers will include Malaga, Alicante, Faro and Mallorca. Last week also saw a welcome return to the Airport’s first long-haul destination in two years with TUI reintroducing flights and holidays to Cancun (Mexico).

During the busy Easter period, customers are strongly recommended to arrive early at the airport and allow extra time for check-in and to go through the security process. Passengers are also advised to check with their airline and to arrive at least a minimum of two hours prior to their scheduled departure time.

With the Airport still recovering from the impact of the past two years, customers are being advised that the terminal will be busier than usual and to prepare in advance for check-in and security. This anticipated busy period comes just weeks after COVID-19 travel restrictions for the UK and Europe were relaxed.

Graeme Gamble, Chief Operating Officer, Bristol Airport, said: “Following the end of all COVID-19 travel measures, we are anticipating a strong increase in passenger numbers over the Easter period. We know there is a huge pent-up demand for travel which has built up over the past two years during the pandemic. The increase in passenger numbers this Easter demonstrates the continued customer confidence in travelling abroad.

“While recruiting new colleagues for the airport can take time, the Bristol Airport team and business partners will be working hard to ensure all customers have a smooth and easy journey through our terminal. We strongly advise for all customers to arrive at check-in at least a minimum of 2 hours prior to their scheduled departure time. 

“The airport has been working hard over the winter season to prepare for the spring and summer season with various ongoing development projects in the terminal which are due to be completed over the coming weeks and months. The work includes a £2.6million investment in the enhancements of the commercial amenities in the departure lounge to provide a greater experience for customers before boarding their flights.”

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