Passenger Terminal Today - Elizabeth Baker
The UK’s Planning Inspectorate has approved Bristol Airport’s proposed expansion, which will include upgrades to the terminal building for increased capacity. The airport will also improve its parking facilities and public transport links.
This expansion will lift the cap on Bristol Airport’s capacity from 10 million passengers a year to 12 million. Expanded capacity is expected to add 800 jobs at Bristol Airport and up to 5,000 regionally. The airport has an existing plan in place to ensure that local residents are offered future job opportunities. This includes a fund to support those facing barriers to employment, transitioning people in low-paid work into careers at Bristol Airport, with up to £300,000 (US$400,000) being made available to kick-start training, work experience, apprenticeships and job readiness.