New chief executive for Bristol Airport

Dave Lees is Bristol Airport's new chief executive. Picture: Bristol Airport

Dave Lees is Bristol Airport's new chief executive. Picture: Bristol Airport - Credit: Archant

The South West’s biggest airport has appointed a new boss.

Dave Lees has been named Bristol Airport’s new chief executive.

He previously worked as managing director of Southampton Airport, which achieved record passenger numbers and customer satisfaction scores during his tenure.

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Dave said: “I am proud, honoured and excited to be joining the Bristol Airport team.

“The airport has a great reputation for its route development and network, passenger growth and the vital role it plays in the region.


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“The recent ACI Best Airport in Europe award recognises Bristol’s place within the aviation industry in the UK and across Europe.

“This is an exciting opportunity, and I am looking forward to working with regional stakeholders and communities to build on the airport’s success and ambitions for the future.”

MORE: Airport officially opens its first £9.5m multi-storey car park.

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