Bristol airport plans £2.6m departure lounge revamp

Bristol airport aims to complete a £2.6 million revamp of its airside departure lounge in time for the Easter peak travel period.

Work on the three-month project is due to start next week, creating “dozens” of new jobs.

The major redevelopment project will improve shopping and dining facilities for passengers.

The improvements include WHSmith expanding its current unit to incorporate technology outlet InMotion.

A new Mexican restaurant will feature together with revamped bars and coffee shop.

JD Sports will be upgrading and relocating its premises to a larger unit.

Foreign exchange supplier Global Exchange Group will also launch operations at the airport.

Airport head of commercial Tom Hack said: “The £2.6 million investment in the enhancements of the commercial amenities shows a very clear sign of the confidence our commercial partners have in Bristol airport and vice versa.

“The redevelopments will create dozens of new jobs to the local area as the airport sees a continued passenger growth since the Covid pandemic.

“Our customers’ holidays start in our departure lounge, and it is very important for us to provide them with the best possible experience.

“We understand that our leisure and business customers have high expectations when travelling through Bristol airport and we will continue to strive to meet their requirements.

“We are very confident that the investment and redevelopment in our departure lounge will provide a greater passenger experience as we offer new places to shop, eat, drink and relax before you fly.”

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