3 more reasons to use Bristol Airport

Posted: 13/02/2013Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria

bmi regional will be adding 3 new European destinations to the ever increasing routes now available from Bristol Airport. The new routes are Hannover, Milan and Munich. These new services will start on the 13th of May 2013 with 6 flights per week to each destination, bringing even more choice for customers.

The new routes are the result of bmi's ambitions to serve economic and tourism hubs throughout Europe, paving the way for a greater variety and flexibility for passengers who would otherwise have to use other UK airports to reach these destinations.

The success of the recently established route to Frankfurt, again with bmi, has prompted the airline to increase the total number of flights to a twice daily service from Bristol.

Increased capacity for KLM Bristol to Amsterdam route

Posted: 04/02/2013Embraer 190 KLM

Passengers traveling from Bristol to Amsterdam will get an increase in capacity this spring with the introduction of the new Embraer 190 for half of the daily flights on the route. The aircraft has 12% greater capacity ,better fuel efficiency and a better seat configuration for passengers with two seats on each side of the aircraft allowing for greater comfort.

Disruption to flights at Bristol International Airport

Posted: 19/01/2013Bristol Airport snow clearing

Bristol International Airport was forced to close until midday on the 18th of January due to snow which fell in the early hours of the morning. Additional snow clearing equipment had been purchased in preparation for the bad weather.

However, the amount of snow which arrived proved too much too handle, but prior arrangements had been made for a local agricultural contractor "D B Gibbons," to help with the snow clearing operation if required. They worked through the night until all aircraft aprons and taxi lanes were clear of snow as BIA try to catch up on delayed flights.

Bristol Airport Expansion Update

Posted: 18/01/2013Bristol Airport

Bristol airport have appointed a ‘pool’ of 13 contractors to carry out improvement works over the next decade. The £150 million investment will include an on-site hotel, a ‘central walkway’ to help alleviate queues in the departure lounge at busy times, as well as undercover access to the aircraft.

Work has already been completed on three new aircraft stands, while construction of a new onsite hotel is to begin soon.

Any of the contractors can be called upon to contribute towards the 30 projects expected to take place over the next ten years. This will prevent costly and time consuming EU procurement legislation, as it will avoid having to enter the full EU process for each project.

Frankfurt and Hamburg - New routes for Bristol Airport in 2013

Posted: 01/01/2013Frankfurt financial district

BMI regional has announced that it will be adding two new flight routes from Bristol in the new year. Flights to Hamburg are expected to commence from the 11th of February with 5 flights per week and flights to Frankfurt are due to start in late March with 6 flights per week.

The addition of these new routes was due in part to a survey of most wanted destinations for local people and now means that passengers can visit 3 out of 5 of Germany's largest cities direct from Bristol Airport.

Not only will travellers now be able to enjoy all that Germany has to offer but local businesses are expected to benefit from the new links too, providing access to the large manufacturing, electronics and chemical industries of Hamburg and the financial centre of Frankfurt which is home to the European Central Bank.

New executive lounge for Bristol Airport

Posted: 18/12/2012Executive lounge design

Work has begun on a £600,000 project to provide passengers at Bristol Airport with a new executive lounge area. The expected cost for passengers wishing to use the lounge is £17.49 for adults and £9.99 for children. The development will be 50% larger than the existing executive lounge and features specific zones for the various requirements of business and leisure passengers. Complimentary meals and snacks will be available within the lounge along with charging stations, new toilet facilities and entertainment areas with personal tv screens.

The project will provide a much needed improvement to the current facilities for business passengers as part of the ongoing expansion of the airport. The planned expansion of the airport will provide extra capacity for an estimated 10 million passengers by 2020.