Passengers were evacuated and all flights diverted following a ‘bomb threat’ at Bristol Airport on Saturday evening, according to reports. A suspicious note saying a bomb was on board was found during a routine inspection of a Ryanair plane after it arrived at Bristol Airport from Spain.
Passenger numbers at Bristol Airport have risen for the fourth consecutive year. The number of people passing through the terminal in 2013 was up 3.4 per cent compared to the previous year, taking the annual total above six million for the first time since 2008, and only the second time in the Airport’s history.
Passenger numbers at Bristol Airport have risen for the third successive year. The number of people passing through the terminal was up 2.8 per cent compared to the previous year, making Bristol the only airport in the UK’s top ten to see growth each year since the end of 2009.
The first phase of development plans, which will ultimately enable Bristol Airport to handle ten million passengers a year, has been officially opened by the secretary of state for transport. Justine Greening cut a ribbon to mark the completion of three new aircraft stands – the first of more than 30 separate projects which will enable growth over the next decade.
A new mobile app is helping passengers using Bristol Airport access travel information on the move. The Bristol Airport App, from StreamThru, puts travel tips and flight updates at the fingertips of frequent flyers and first time visitors alike.