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Bristol airport history

A group of local entrepreneurs in 1937 raised £6,000 through public subscription to inaugurate a flying club at Filton Aerodrome. By 1929 the flying club had become such a successful venture it was decided that a farm located in Whitchurch near Bristol would be developed into an airport. Prince George, son of King George V opened Bristol Airport in 1930— Britian's third airport of it's kind. Passenger numbers grew from 935 in 1930 to over 4,000 in 1939.

The airport was the only civilian airport still in operation during WWII; thus flights bound for London terminated in Bristol. The British Overseas Airways Corporation were dispersed to Whitchurch from Croydon and Gatwick Airports. Routes included to and from Lisbon, other neutral countries as well as flights of a more classified nature.

A new airport was constructed in 1955 at Lulsgate Bottom Airfield near Redhill; formerly an RAF base, operating in peacetime as a glider station. The new airport was named Bristol Lulsgate Airport. The new airport was opened in 1957 by Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent. 33,000 people used the airport in its inaugural year. In 1963 the runway was lengthened and in 1965 the terminal was also extended — all due to rapid expansion. In 1968 a new 5,000 square foot (460 m²) building was built— again as the airport expanded. In 1974 the airline "Court Line" collapsed, causing a fall in passenger numbers.

By 1980 17 charter airlines were flying from the airport. In 1984 major changes were made, with the addition of an international departure lounge, duty free shops, a 24-hour airside bar, an arrivals concourse, a short-term car park and more. On the 1 April 1987 all employees were transferred from Bristol City Council to Bristol Airport plc. The operation and net assets of Bristol Airport were transferred from the City of Bristol and the company began trading. Over the next few years business boomed with over 100,000 passengers each month in the summer of 1988.

An easyJet Boeing 737 and an Air Southwest Dash 8 at Bristol Airport. The runways are 622 In 1996 Bristol Airport was sold by Bristol City Council. In March 1997 its name was changed from Bristol Airport to Bristol International Airport. In December 1997 51% of the airport was sold to FirstGroup plc, while the remaining 49% stayed with Bristol City Council. A new terminal building was built in April 1999 and opened in March 2000. In 2000, passenger numbers exceeded two million for the first time.

Macquarie Bank and Cintra bought the airport in January 2001 for £198m. Passenger numbers exceeded three million mark in 2002, largely due to the arrival of the low-cost carrier Go Fly. Continued expansion by Easyjet led to another increase in passengers — to 3.8 million. In May 2005, Continental Airlines introduced direct flights from Bristol to New York using Boeing 757-200 aircraft.

The proposed expansion of the airport is steeped with contention. A group was formed to fight the expansion (known as Stop Bristol Airport Expansion)has been formed by Bristol Friends of the Earth, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and other groups and individuals in North Somerset, Bristol and BANES. The coalition has a website at www.stopbristolairportexpansion.co.uk.

This history article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Bristol Airport".

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Bristol Flight Car Services
Bristol Long Term Parking
Bristol Silver Car Park
Chauffeur Parking
Meet and Greet
Old Chaff Mill Park and Ride
P and H Parking

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Bristol Airport Parking - Bristol Flight Car Services
AddressFlight Car Services,
Redhill,
Nr Wrington,
North Somerset,
BS40 5TG
Postcode for Sat NavBS40 5TG
Transfer Time 1/2 mile from the terminal, transfers take about 5 minutes.
Transfer Time5 minutes
Frequency of TransferD
Transfer ProcedureThe minibus service operates 24 hours on a very frequent basis.
Departure ProcedureGo to the pick up area outside reception and collect your car.
Arrival Procedure On arrival, park your vehicle in the designated drop off zone and then head to reception to hand in car keys and booking voucher.
SecuritySecurity barrier and 24 hour security patrols.
Bristol Airport Parking - Bristol Long Term Parking
AddressLong Term Parking,
Bristol Long Term Parking,
Bristol International Airport,
Bristol,
BS48 3DY
MapClick Here for Map
Postcode for Sat NavBS48 3DY
Transfer ProcedureThe terminal is within walking distance but there still is a minibus service which operates 24 hours
DirectionsFollow signs for Bristol airport. When you arrive at the airport, follow signs for the long stay car park.
Departure ProcedureOn your return, drive to the exit and exchange your parking voucher for an exit ticket.
Arrival Procedure Take a ticket at the long term parking barrier and then go and park your car.
SecurityHigh perimeter fencing, CCTV cameras and regular patrols.
Disabled FacilitiesSpaces nearer to the terminal are available. If you require assitance, please contact the airport duty manager in advance.
Trailer FacilitiesTrailers are allowed, but you must give prior notification.
Bristol Airport Parking - Bristol Silver Car Park
AddressSilver Car Park,
Bristol International Airport,
Bristol,
BS48 3DY
Postcode for Sat NavBS48 3DY
Transfer Time 1 1/2 miles from terminal.
Transfer Time10 minutes
Frequency of Transfer15
Transfer ProcedureThe minibus service operates 24 hours on a very frequent basis.
DirectionsFollow signs for Bristol airport. Follow the signs for Silver car park on the approach roads to the airport.
Departure ProcedureGo to the pick up area outside reception and collect your car.
Arrival Procedure On arrival, park your vehicle in the designated drop off zone and then head to reception to hand in car keys and booking voucher.
SecuritySecurity fence, CCTV and a manned exit barrier. 24 hour security patrols. Silver holds a secure car park award.
Trailer FacilitiesTrailers are allowed, but you must give prior notification.
Bristol Airport Parking - Chauffeur Parking
Transfer Timeat terminal
DirectionsFROM NORTH - Leave M5 at jct.18 (signed A4 Bristol & Airport) and follow signs for the airport. Pass Bristol City Football ground and connect with the A38 towards Taunton, airport is 8 miles South of Bristol on A38. Approx 150m before airport roundabout, turn right immediately after Airport Tavern Pub into Downside Rd. After approx 700m, on left you will see 'Service and Deliveries' entrance to airport, car park is 50m past this on the right. FROM SOUTH Leave M5 at Jct. 22, at roundabout take 3rd exit signposted A38. At East Brent roundabout joining the A370 take 2nd exit signed A38 & airport. Continue on this road for approx 11 miles, airport is on the left. Go straight on, heading into Bristol, after approx 150m Turn left immediately before Airport Tavern Pub into Downside Road. Continue for approx 700m, on left you will see 'Service and Deliveries' entrance to airport, car park is 50m past this on the right. FROM EAST Leave M4 At Jct. 20, join the M5 southbound. Exit the M5 at jct. 18 (signed A4 Bristol & Airport). Take A4 to Bristol following signs for airport. Pass Bristol City Football ground and connect with the A38 towards Taunton, airport is 8 miles South of Bristol on A38. Approx 150m before airport roundabout, turn right immediately after Airport Tavern Pub into Downside Rd. After approx. 700m, on left you will see 'Service and Deliveries' entrance to airport, car park is 50m past this on the right. Please call 07092 077098 15-20 minutes before arrival at the airport terminal to re-confirm your arrival and meet time. The meeting point is next to the terminal on the right hand side and is signed as the drop off zone.
Departure ProcedureOn return to Bristol Airport, please call the chauffeur on 07092 077098 after you have collected your luggage and have passed through customs - your car will be brought to the terminal for collection.
Arrival Procedure A driver will meet you outside the terminal and take your car to a secure storage area close to the airport.
SecurityCars are kept behind locked gates with proximity sensors, guard dogs, CCTV cameras and is manned 24 hours.
Bristol Airport Parking - Meet and Greet
Transfer Timeat terminal
DirectionsPlease phone half an hour before arriving at the airport to enable the chauffeur to rondevue at the correct time.
Telephone - 01275 474995 During Office Hours
Telephone - 07836 606094 Outside Office Hours
Departure ProcedureReturn procedures will be given on your arrival.
Arrival Procedure Please phone half an hour before arriving at the airport to enable the chauffeur to rondevue at the correct time.
SecurityYour car will be taken to a secure compound near Bristol airport.
OtherTo amend or cancel your booking please call 0870 343 0319.
Bristol Airport Parking - Old Chaff Mill Park and Ride
Transfer Time1 minutes
Frequency of TransferD
DirectionsFROM NORTH - Leave M5 at jct.18 (signed A4 Bristol & Airport) and follow signs for the airport. Pass Bristol City Football ground and connect with the A38 towards Taunton, airport is 8 miles South of Bristol on A38. Approx 150m before airport roundabout, turn right immediately into the Airport Tavern Pub and report to reception with your reference number. FROM SOUTH Leave M5 at Jct. 22, at roundabout take 3rd exit signposted A38. At East Brent roundabout joining the A370 take 2nd exit signed A38 & airport. Continue on this road for approx 11 miles, airport is on the left. Go straight on, heading into Bristol, after approx 150m Turn left immediately into the Airport Tavern Pub and report to reception with your reference number. FROM EAST Leave M4 At Jct. 20, join the M5 southbound. Exit the M5 at jct. 18 (signed A4 Bristol & Airport). Take A4 to Bristol following signs for airport. Pass Bristol City Football ground and connect with the A38 towards Taunton, airport is 8 miles South of Bristol on A38. Approx 150m before airport roundabout, turn right immediately into Airport Tavern Pub and report to reception with your reference number.
Departure ProcedureReturn instructions will be provided on arrival.
Arrival Procedure Please report to The Old Chaff Mill on arrival.
SecurityCars are kept behind locked gates with proximity sensors, guard dogs, CCTV cameras and is manned 24 hours.
Bristol Airport Parking - P and H Parking
Distance To Airport2
Transfer Time5 minutes
Frequency of TransferD
DirectionsFROM NORTH M5 From the north / M5 at junction 18 follow signs for A4, the a38 towards Taunton (southbound). Follow signs for Bristol Airport, at the Kings Head public house continue straight on (A38). After approximately 2.5 miles, arrive at Barrow Gurney traffic lights. Go straight on, after 0.4 miles you will see Chef Direct on the right, then a little further the Fox and Goose public house on the left. Take the next turning left into Dial Lane, and left again into Rocks lane - we are at the end of the lane on the left. FROM SOUTH M5 At junction 22, follow signs for the A38 towards Bristol. Go past Bristol Airport on your left, and past the Airport tavern, also on the left. Continue on past The Wagon and Horses public house and a quarry entrance on the left. As you drop down over the hill, there is a farm on your left, at this point turn right into Dial Lane, and next left into Rocks Lane - we are at the end of the lane on the left.

FROM EAST M4 We recommend M4, then M5 junction 18 (see directions from North M5 above). FROM SOUTH WALES Follow M4 to junction 22 and new M49, to join M5 at junction 18a. Follow signs for A4, then A38 (see directions from North M5 above).
Departure ProcedureOn arrival back at Bristol airport, you will need to phone the car park once you have collected your luggage. The car park will send a transfer coach to meet you in the 10 minute car park.
Arrival Procedure On arrival at the car park you will need to check in at the reception inside the garage.
OtherP and H have been in operation for 18 months providing secure off site parking at a reduced rate. P and H are a family run company that cares about your car whilst you are on holiday.
If your arrival time at P and H is between 18:00 and 08:00, please phone us approximately half an hour before you arrive on 07836 606094.
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