A RECORD of more than 500,000 passengers used Bristol airport in April, a year-on-year increase of 7.1%. The performance ensured a 13th consecutive month of growth at the south-west airport.
BMI Regional saw traffic grow following the launch of new services to Paris and Düsseldorf. Brussels Airlines, easyJet, Ryanair, and Thomas Cook Airlines also recorded strong growth from Bristol.
Further growth is forecast for May and June, with charter airlines commencing their summer programmes.
New destinations include Bilbao, the lsle of Man, Porto, Gibraltar and Catania in Sicily by easyJet and Cape Verde, Paphos and Hurghada with Thomson Airways. Wizz Air makes its Bristol debut in June with twice-weekly flights to Katowice in Poland.
An eastern terminal extension is due to open in July to help cater for the increased services.
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