Bristol Airport

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Bristol Airport (IATA: BRSICAO: 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,[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

In March 2010, the airport was given the name Bristol Airport.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Airport History - Bristol Airport". Bristol Airport. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  2. Bristol International Airport Master Plan 2006 to 2030, November 2006 Retrieved 4 July 2012
  3. CAA: UK Annual Airport Statistics Retrieved 4 July 2012
  4. "Rebranded Bristol Airport drops the International". Bristol Evening Post. 12 March 2010. Retrieved 04 August 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)