Bristol Airport chief set for London departure

Bristol Airport's CEO Robert Sinclair will step down.

Bristol Airport's CEO Robert Sinclair will step down. - Credit: Archant

Bristol Airport’s top boss is due to step down to take on a new role at London City Airport.

Robert Sinclair has acted as the airport’s chief executive officer (CEO) since 2008, but he is now set to become the CEO of London City Airport.

Since becoming the airport’s CEO, the number of passengers flying through Bristol has increased by 45 per cent.

The airport’s chairman Janis Kong said: “Robert has been instrumental in leading our team and transforming Bristol Airport into one of the fastest growing and best regional airports in Europe.

“I would like to thank him for his excellent dedication and service. We wish him every success in his new role.”

Mr Sinclair said he feels ‘incredibly fortunate’ to have worked at Bristol Airport, and added: “Everyone at Bristol takes great pride in serving the South West and ensuring passengers have an amazing journey, and with that level of commitment I am sure the airport will continue to go from strength to strength.”