Latest news from Bristol Airport near Clevedon
By Prue_Reid | Monday, November 05, 2012, 12:53
The latest travel information from Bristol Airport this month includes news of travel by wheels and wings plus meal deals.
From left Bristol Airport business development executive Shirley Knight, on-line marketing executive Francesca Bizon and sales and marketing co-ordinatior Laura Mitchell
From left David Bemmant, of the Hills Group; Checkers Cars managing director David Crouch and Peter Downes, of Bristol Airport
Low cost airline Ryanair celebrated its first flight from Bristol to Warsaw Modlin on Tuesday, October 30, with the launch of a special £9.99 ticket for south west passengers travelling from Monday to Thursday during November and December.
Ryanair flies to more than 1,500 European destinations which are all includes in the offer.
This new daily service to the capital of Poland brings to seven the number of Polish routes operating from Bristol this winter.
Meanwhile back on the ground airport taxi service Checker Cars has added four Toyota Prius to its fleet of cars operating out of Bristol Airport.
The move supports its strategy to lower vehicle emissions at all the sites where it operates.
The Prius is a full hybrid, and can be powered solely by its electric motor at lower speeds, which means zero fuel consumption and zero tailpipe emissions.
They offer low carbon dioxide emissions of 92g/km plus combined fuel economy of 70.6mpg.
Standard features include Bluetooth, heads-up display, rear reversing camera and seven airbags. The cars, all T3 grade, have been supplied through Hills Toyota of Woodford Green in Essex.
Checker Cars managing direcotr David Crouch said: "Our environmental policy is to reduce emissions wherever possible, and we're also looking for greater economy in the operation of our fleet, because with fuel prices as they are that's becoming more and more important.
"We are also committed to the airports' drive for lessening our effect on the local environment."
Bristol Airport ground transportation commercial manager Peter Downes said: "Bristol Airport is committed to reducing CO2 emissions and energy usage.
"We have worked with Checker Cars on introducing this latest initiative, which will contribute to improving air quality in and around the airport where taxis are stationary or travelling at lower speeds.
"Checker Cars is the only official taxi operator at Bristol Airport and all its drivers are authorised to set down and pick up from the terminal forecourt.
"This provides passengers with a streamlined, door to door service, and thanks to the new vehicles they can also reduce the CO2 emissions of their journey."
Bristol Airport is teaming up with food travel experts, Select Service Partners, and local entrepreneurs, BeepTreat, to trial new technology in the terminal's cafés, bars and restaurants.
The BeepTreat system gives passengers access to offers and discounts using their mobile smartphone and enables loyalty points to be collected in the process. Available as a free download, the BeepTreat app can be installed by customers using the airport's free WiFi access.
Once downloaded, BeepTreat, makes a range of savings instantly accessible.
Offers are easily redeemed by simply showing your phone to a member of staff when making a purchase.
Participating outlets in the terminal include Soho Coffee, Bar Zero9, Dexters Chargrill and Bar, and Burger King.
The launch of BeepTreat follows the introduction of innovative technology enabling customers in Bristol Airport's bars and restaurants to order food and drink from their smartphone.
The QikServe® app enables passengers to avoid any queues at the bar and resist any temptation to leave bags unattended.
Bristol Airport factfile:
Bristol Airport is the ninth largest airport in the UK, and the fifth largest outside London.
More than 100 destinations are served direct from Bristol Airport.
Thirteen scheduled airlines operate from Bristol Airport, including Air France, bmi regional, Brussels Airlines, easyJet, KLM and Ryanair.
Approximately one in five passengers is travelling on business.
5.8 million passengers used Bristol Airport in 2011.
Planning permission is in place for the development of facilities to handle 10 million passengers per annum by 2020.
Bristol Airport was named 'Best UK Airport' in the Business Travel Awards 2012.