Bristol Airport

Bristol International Airport is a commercial air harbor located in the southwest of England. This air harbor is one of the largest in the UK, as evidenced by the fact that in 2016 more than 7.6 million people were served here.


In 1927, an airfield appeared on the site of the existing Bristol International Airport, which became so popular by 1929 that it was decided to create an airport in its place, which happened in 1930.

In 1930, the volume of passengers served at Bristol Airport was relatively small, in particular, we are talking about only 935 passengers carried, however, because from year to year this figure grew, already by the end of 1939, the air harbor served more 4 thousand people.

With the onset of World War II, the Bristol airport did not stop its activity, and in fact, it was this air harbor that remained the only one operating in the territory of Great Britain, although the route network of the airport was relatively small.

In the 60-70s of the last century, the Bristol airport was actively developing, in particular, the volume of served passengers grew as the route network expanded, and in fact, this air harbor became one of the most significant in the UK.

By 1980, Bristol Airport served a fairly wide route network, and by 1988, the air harbor served more than 100 thousand passengers every month.

In 1997, Bristol Airport received the status of an international air harbor, due to which international flights began to be actively operated from here, and by 2000, the airport was serving 2 million people.


Even though the air harbor has the status of an international airport, large aircraft cannot be served here, which is primarily due to the presence of only one short runway.

At its disposal, Bristol International Airport has an asphalt runway with a length of 2011 meters, which allows you to accept only aircraft 3-4 classes. Due to the presence of helipads, the airport can also serve all types of helicopters.

Because the route network of the air harbor is constantly expanding, and the volume of passengers served is growing steadily, Bristol International Airport has a well-developed infrastructure, in particular, today on the territory of the air harbor you can find:

  • Banks, ATMs and payment terminals;
  • Retail stores;
  • Duty-free shops;
  • Souvenir shops;
  • Cafes, eateries and catering places;
  • Postal office;
  • Pharmacy
  • Place for packing and storage of luggage;
  • Car parking;
  • Public transport and taxi parking;
  • Room of mother and child;
  • Ticket offices and representative offices of airlines.
  • Hotel.

Basic data

  • Airport Country: United Kingdom.
  • Bristol International Airport.
  • Year established Airport: 1930.
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): +1/0.
  • Latitude 51.38, longitude -2.72.
  • The geographical location of the airport: 11, 3 kilometers in the direction of the south-west of the city of Bristol.
  • Number of airport terminals: 1.
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