Bristol Airport (IATA: BRS, ICAO: EGGD), is in Lulsgate Bottom in North Somerset. It is the commercial airport for the city of Bristol, England, and the area around it. It opened as Bristol (Lulsgate) Airport in 1955, from March 1997 to March 2010 it became known as Bristol International Airport. In 2003, the airport drew 45% of its passengers from the former county of Avon area, 13% from Devon, 10% from Somerset. It also has bases for Easyjet and Ryanair. In 2011, it was the ninth busiest airport in the United Kingdom, with 5,780,746 passengers, a 0.6 percent rise compared with 2010.
In March 2010, the airport was given the name Bristol Airport.
The airport specialises in package trips to Spain and other Mediterranean destinations. It has no flights to the London airports, or Manchester Airport or Birmingham Airport. Its passengers come from Scotland, Ireland, and the North East of England. The airport does serve general aviation such as private and business planes.
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- "Airport History - Bristol Airport". Bristol Airport. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
- Bristol International Airport Master Plan 2006 to 2030, November 2006 Retrieved 4 July 2012
- CAA: UK Annual Airport Statistics Retrieved 4 July 2012
- "Rebranded Bristol Airport drops the International". Bristol Evening Post. 12 March 2010.