Located within Lulsgate Bottom, North Somerset, Bristol Airport is a public, commercial airport that serves Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and West Wiltshire. The airport used to go by names such as Bristol (Lulsgate) Airport and Bristol International Airport among others, and was rebranded to its current name as of early 2010. As of 2014, the airport has served approximately 6.3 million passengers, with around 64,200 enplanements during the same time frame. Bristol Airport has one asphalt-surfaced runway that measures 2,011 metres or 6,598 feet in length.
Where to go
When within England, spots to visit and experience include Tower of London, Palace of Westminster, Big Ben, British Museum, Stonehenge, and more. A s a UNESCO World Heritage Site designated in 1987, the Palace of Westminster (officially the Westminster Palace), Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church, is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The palace has approximately 1,100 rooms, around 100 staircases, and more than 4.8 kilometres or three miles of passageways throughout its four floors. When visiting the Palace of Westminster, the ground floor has offices, dining rooms, and bars; the first or principal floor has the main rooms of the Palace with debating chambers, lobbies, and libraries; while the other two upper floors serve as committee rooms and offices.
Bristol Airport offers short-haul stops include Burgas, Bulgaria; Verona, Italy; and Dubrovnik, Croatia with two- to three-hour scheduled and seasonal flights. Verona, Italy, offers Piazza delle Erbe, Basilica of San Zeno, Arena di Verona, Castelvecchio, Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza dei Signori, and Castelvecchio Bridge, in addition to many more. Piazza delle Erbe or Market’s square, is a square in Verona, Italy that once served as the town’s forum during the Roman Empire. The square is near the Torre dei Lamberti, Casa dei Giudici, as well as the frescoed Mazzanti Houses. Piazza delle Erbe also features a fountain built in the 1368 by Cansignorio della Scala, with the fountain also featuring the Madonna Verona statue, a Roman sculpture that dates back to 380 AD.
Bristol Airport does not operate long-haul flights. It is recommended to go via London Heathrow Airport and get to destinations such as Mexico City, Mexico; Delhi, India; and Newark, New Jersey, with seven- to 11-hour flights. Flying out to these destinations, some of the attractions the cities offer include National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, and Chapultepec in Mexico City; Qutb Minar, The Red Fort, Lotus Temple, and Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi; and New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Center, Newark Museum, and Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey, to name a few. The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, located in Newark, New Jersey, is the fifth-largest cathedral in all of North America and is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. The cathedral was built between 1898 and 1954, and has been on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places since 1976. Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart measures at 111 metres or 365 feet in length, and 50 metres or 165 feet in width, which has two towers that measure 71 metres or 232 feet, and a spire that measures 79 metres or 260 feet.
How to get out
Bristol Airport has flights via airlines like Aer Lingus Regional operated by Stobart Air, Air Malta, Aurigny Air Services, Austrian Airlines, BH Air, Blue Islands, BMI Regional, Brussels Airlines operated by BMI Regional, easyJet, Flybe, Jet2.com, KLM operated by KLM Cityhopper, Mistral Air, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, and Wizz Air. The airport operates flights to numerous local and international destinations that include Cork, Malta, Guernsey, Innsbruck, Sofia, Jersey, Aberdeen, Brussels, Alicante, Lleida, Chambéry, Amsterdam, Verona, Budapest, Warsaw, Stockholm, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, and Katowice, to name a few. When flying out these destinations, the airlines operate scheduled, seasonal, and seasonal charter flights to reach the stops.
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