Bristol Airport is a commercial airport in North Somerset, near to the city of Bristol. It serves over 7 million passengers a year, which makes it one of the busiest airports in the UK, and the busiest in the South West region of England. The Airport is a base for several low cost airlines, which makes it an excellent place to start a low cost trip to one of the many destinations it services. Bristol Airport is popular all over the South West of England, and in South Wales, making it a major travel hub. You can track any of the flights which are in the air around the airport using the Flight Radar on this website. Simply find Bristol Airport on the map, and you will see the many flights which are in action at any one time.
The History of Bristol Airport
Bristol Airport has its origins in 1927, when a group of Bristol businessmen raised several thousand pounds to start a flying club. Their proposal resulted in the construction of an airfield in the village of Whitchurch in 1930, which was the UK’s third commercial airport. The airport was eventually renamed Bristol International Airport in 1997, before finally settling on Bristol Airport in 2010. It has been continually improved since its initial construction, and ambitious expansion plans are in place to improve the airport’s baggage handling facilities and customs processing. The airport now services flights to destinations all over Europe.
Destinations from Bristol Airport
Bristol Airport operates scheduled and chartered flights to destinations around Europe. The airport is used by many low cost airlines, and as such is particularly well served by popular holiday and tourist destinations in southern Europe. From Bristol Airport you can visit such destinations as Barcelona, Bordeaux, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lisbon, Paris and Venice. Airlines are also increasingly running flights to destinations in Eastern Europe, such as Gdansk, Katowice, Sofia and Warsaw. All of these flights can be seen in the air around Bristol Airport using our Flight Radar service. Using the Flight Radar, you can track individual flights as they head into or leave Bristol Airport.
Airlines at Bristol Airport
Bristol Airport is a hub for many low cost airlines. EasyJet, Ryanair, Thomas Cook, Thomson and BMI Regional all have bases at Bristol Airport. There are also a great many European and regional airlines which operate from Bristol Airport. These include Aer Lingus, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, KLM and Wizz Air. Many airlines also run seasonal flights from Bristol Airport, including British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair and Thomson. All of these airlines and all of their flights can be viewed and tracked in real time as they are in-air using the Flight Tracker on this site.
Flying from Bristol Airport
Bristol Airport is a major travel hub for several regions of the UK. While located in the South West of England, and undoubtedly very popular with people in Bristol, it is very popular with people from Cornwall and areas of Wessex. The airport’s location near to the Severn Bridge and Tunnel means that it is also used by people from South Wales, with nearly 19% of journeys from Bristol starting in South Wales. Bristol Airport is a perfect place to fly to Europe from, on any of the many flights which the airport services – all of which can of course be followed in real time with the Flight Tracker on this site.