Covid-19: Bristol Airport remains open with reduced flights

2 April 2020 (Last Updated April 2nd, 2020 12:28)

Bristol Airport in the UK has announced that it is in operation with reduced flights and is also aiding repatriation, medical, military and other movements.

Covid-19: Bristol Airport remains open with reduced flights
Bristol Airport is operating with reduced flights and is aiding repatriation, medical, military and other movements. Credit: Tom Collins.

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Bristol Airport in the UK has announced that it is in operation with reduced flights and is also aiding repatriation, medical, military and other movements.

It added that it is collaborating with airlines, the Government of UK, Department for Transport and Public Health England for the latest news and guidance for passengers.

To ensure the safety and security of the staff and customers, the airport has implemented better cleaning procedures along with self-distancing policies.

Last month, Bristol Airport stated that it had planned to implement different measures to safeguard the ‘long term sustainability of the business’ during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It stated that it is decreasing and deferring the capital expenditure for the remaining period of the year and is scaling back recruitment.

In addition, the opening hours of the terminal’s catering and retail outlets will also be reduced.

It stated that these measures will ensure that the airport can aid the customers, colleagues and the economic recovery of the airport when needed.

Bristol Airport stated: “It is a dynamic situation and further reviews and difficult decisions may be necessary to protect the business for the future.”

Ireland’s Cork Airport reduced its operations amid the pandemic and is operating flights to repatriate stranded Irish citizens from other countries.

The UK’s flag carrier British Airways (BA) halted all its flight operations from London Gatwick Airport due to the reduced demand caused by the pandemic.

AGS Airports in the UK announced that it will implement temporary restrictions to ensure the safety of the staff at its three airports in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton.