Bristol (BRS) Airport
Bristol BRS Airport Overview
BRS Airport is located 8 miles south of Bristol's City Center, and can be reached by car via A38 (Bristol - North Somerset) or M5--north & south; M4--east, or southeast from Bath and south from Wales.
With one runway ad an estimated 6 million passengers yearly, Bristol Airport is served by a multitude of commercial airlines and air charters offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
Note that in 2016 Business Passengers gave Bristol Airport top rating.
Bristol Airport has a 3-level passenger terminal.
For parking information call 0871 334 4450
A new on-airport 'Hampton by Hilton' Hotel with 201 rooms is scheduled to open fourth quarter 2016.
Present and future Airport developments: Currenly the immigration hall is being expanded and house a total of 17 passport control points - 10 of which will be e-passport gates.
Over the next nine years, plans call for 30 separate projects, including a multi-level carpark, on-site hotel, doubling of terminal size, a new transport interchange, & additional aircraft parking stands.
- While the smaller East Terminal extension had been completed, work started late June 2015 on the much larger West terminal extension (by 9,000 sq.meters), which is to include an enlarged security area with 10 lanes in the center security check area, and 2 more security channels in a dedicated Fast Track zone. An enlarged area and extended 21-meter lanes are to assist passengers simultaneously in preparing for inspection. Opening is scheduled in three phases - the first phase of which (10 security lanes) was completed late July 2016, with remaining 2 fast-track lane completion 'later in 2016', while the entire project is to be completed before before year-end 2016. The current extension will lead to the development of the immigration hall by 2017 featuring up to 10 of the latest e-passport gates.
- Bristol Airport is also planning to relieve congestion at the arrivals' border control area, by adding 10 new e-Passport gates by Spring 2017, as well as to redesign and expand the immigration hall. A new reception center will be added, and the Silver Zone carpark will be upgraded.