JUST shy of a quarter of a million people have used the A1 Airport Flyer bus service to travel to Bristol Airport this summer.

According to the airport, journey numbers have risen by almost 40 per cent compared to pre-pandemic figures, a drastic contrast compared to national bus performance figures.

The service links Bristol city centre and Temple Meads with the airport. It runs every 12 minutes during peak times, seven days a week.

Since August 2022, staff commuting to the airport have been able to travel for free using the service.

Since demand has been so high, Bristol Airport will be adding extra services in the evening.

Ed Condon, Transport Development manager for Bristol Airport, said:
"Bristol Airport has got ambitious targets to increase the percentage of passengers and staff travelling by public transport, so we’ll continue to look for opportunities to improve services across the region we serve.

"Tickets for the A1 can be bought in advance on the Bristol Airport website, where you will also find timetables and route maps.

"Passengers can also tap on with their bank card when boarding the bus.”