Airport braced for busy jubilee weekend

PUBLISHED: 21:03 31 May 2012


MORE than 100,000 passengers are due to pass through Bristol Airport during the long jubilee weekend – and bosses are laying on a party for them.

European and domestic getaways are proving hugely popular to those looking to make the most of the four work-free days.

However, it’s not all one-way traffic, as royal lovers from around the world are also expected to jet into the UK to join the celebrations.

And airport bosses are determined the festivities will not stop at the Lulsgate terminal door – they are laying on a street party event for travellers.

The celebration will see the airport bedecked in patriotic bunting and flags, and staff will dress in red, white and blue.

Traditional street party refreshments like lemonade and jam tarts will also be on offer, along with a magician to help add to the fun atmosphere.

Aviation director Shaun Browne said: “While many people across the South West will be taking advantage of the Bank Holiday break to fly off for a well-earned break, we expect to welcome plenty of visitors to the region as well.

“With the Olympics to come, this summer is a great opportunity to showcase the UK as a tourist destination, and Bristol Airport will be working hard to make a great first impression.”

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