Flight information screens down at Bristol Airport

PUBLISHED: 12:21 14 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:56 16 September 2018

Flight information screens have been replaced with paper. Picture: Julieanne McMahon

Flight information screens have been replaced with paper. Picture: Julieanne McMahon


Passengers flying from Bristol Airport today (Saturday) are urged to arrive early as all flight information screens are still not working.

Flight information had been written by hand on makeshift noticeboards yesterday (Friday), but the problems remained in place at 4am today (Saturday).

People are urged to arrive earlier but airport bosses confirmed flights are unaffected.

Details of check-in desks, boarding gates and arrival and departure times will also be made over the public address system.

Holidaymaker Julieanne McMahon snapped the make-shift information boards and shared it on Twitter, expressing her worry the airport ‘may run out of paper’.

An airport spokesman said: “We are currently experiencing technical problems with our flight information screens.

“Passengers travelling today are advised to arrive early and allow extra time for check-in and boarding processes.

“We are working to resolve the technical problems with our flight information screens and flights remain unaffected.

“Details of check-in desks, boarding gates and arrival and departure times will be made over the public address system while we fix this. Additional staff are on hand to assist in the terminal.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience caused to passengers during this time.”

*UPDATE* Flight information was restored to digital screens in the terminal at 6.23am today (Sunday).

An airport spokesman said: “We are grateful to passengers for their patience while we have been working to resolve issues with flight information this weekend.

“Digital screens are now live in arrivals and departures.

“Work will continue to restore complete site-wide coverage as soon as possible.”

Other News Stories

48 minutes ago

Scores of homes could be built in Nailsea and Portishead netting North Somerset Council millions of pounds.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

A new flu vaccine is available and elderly people in North Somerset are being urged to take advantage of it.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

The uncertainty of Brexit has prompted a fall in net migration in North Somerset, but the district’s population continues to swell due to people moving from abroad.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

A Portishead man will celebrate his 60th birthday spending a night alone on Denny Island to raise money for Black Nore Lighthouse.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

Thousands of households will not receive scheduled changes to their waste collection after a senior change at Biffa.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

More than 20 bags of rubbish have been collected during a litter pick in Portishead.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

Problems with flight information boards at Bristol Airport over the weekend have been blamed on a cyber attack.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

Dozens of villagers shared a delicious breakfast of bacon butties and sausage sandwiches at the weekend to raise valuable cash for charity.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Plans to build a medical centre between Congresbury and Yatton have been put on hold.

Read more
Tue, 17:00

A decision on whether a flammable substance can continue to be stored in fuel tanks close to houses has been deferred.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Heavy Showers

Heavy Showers

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 11°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

North Somerset Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications