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Summer at Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD) has been a busy one and thanks to nearly a million passengers, August was the busiest month in the history of the airport.
The main summer holiday month saw 951,973 passengers pass through its terminal bringing the summer total to 1.8 million passenger, nearly 7% more than 2017.
Popular destinations included Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey with Thomas Cook and Tui.
The growth at Bristol Airport, which is now in its 8th consecutive year, has also been good news for the local economy. Not only has the airport helped to boost regional tourism, it has also taken on 100 new employees since the start of 2018.
Speaking about the record breaking summer, Nigel Scott, Business Development Director at Bristol Airport, said: “Despite the hot weather and England’s run to the World Cup semi-final, thousands of families from the South West have headed off on holiday from Bristol Airport this summer. We have also welcomed many arriving passengers from across the world, contributing to the thriving visitor economy in Bristol, Bath and beyond.
“By working with airlines to extend the range of routes and frequencies, and through continued investment in our facilities, we want to make flying from Bristol even better for passengers in future.”