Growing airport recruits extra staff

Bristol Airport staff wearing the newly designed uniforms at Bristol Airport.Photo by Dan Regan

Bristol Airport staff wearing the newly designed uniforms at Bristol Airport.Photo by Dan Regan - Credit: Archant

MORE than 200 extra people have been hired to work at Bristol Airport.

With a new terminal extension plus a revamped look for staff being unveiled for the summer season, Bristol Airport bosses hope to build on last year’s record passenger figures.

The airport and its partners have recruited 230 people for a variety of roles ranging from customer service and catering to retail and security.

They will help with the running of the new £8.6million eastern terminal extension when it opens in July.

Building work meanwhile continues on a Hampton By Hilton hotel – which is due to open next spring – plus a £1.3million road improvement scheme for the A38.

While main infrastructure improvements continue apace, more subtle changes are being made too.

Passengers will notice that customer service teams working at the airport look different, with a new uniform having been unveiled.

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It follows a nine-month research project into what uniform works best.

Alison Roberts, head of customer operations at Bristol Airport, said: “Our teams love the new uniform, and enjoyed being involved in the selection process.

“The project has taken more than nine months of work looking at different styles and designs.

“We are confident the end result will help to give a positive first impression to our passengers, demonstrating our commitment to customer service during what will be a busy summer.”