BRISTOL Airport's retail and catering facilities will undergo a period of development worth nearly £4 million throughout the winter.

The investment from the airport and its retail partners will deliver improvements to the shopping and dining experience for customers before they board their flights.

It will also bring enhanced facilities to the retailers and eateries in the departure lounge. 

Some of the retail units will have their designs improved to enhance the customer experience while they are in the airport.

A new Boots health and beauty store will open with a new-look bar and restaurant area. The World Duty Free store will be developed.

Boots will land at Bristol Airport this week, initially with a temporary store offering a limited range of products. 

The chain's full range of products will be accessible via its Click & Collect service when customers order between 10 days and two weeks before travelling.

In spring 2023, a larger Boots retail unit will open. The store will offer travel and health essentials, toileteries, baby food, nappies and meal deals.

Tom Hack, head of commercial at Bristol Airport, said: “This is an exciting period for Bristol Airport and our customers.

“The substantial investment in the enhancements to the departure lounge, including the opening of Boots health and beauty retailer this week shows a very clear sign of the confidence our commercial and catering partners have in Bristol Airport and vice versa.

“With Bristol Airport seeing the fastest customer recovery of any UK airport this year, the strong demand for travel demonstrates continued customer confidence in travelling.

“Our customers’ departure lounge experience is an important part of the start to any holiday, and it is necessary for us to provide an exemplary environment.

“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 evolution of our departure lounge will provide a greater customer experience as we offer new places to shop, eat, drink and relax before you fly.”