Recent Bristol Airport delays and cancellations

Bristol Airport flight delay compensation claim experts

Like most busy airports, flight delays at Bristol Airport are fairly common. Bristol Airport flight statistics for 2016 state that the average delay there over the course of the year was over 14 minutes. Over 150 flights were delayed at Bristol Airport by more than 3 hours.

For all flight delays at Bristol that exceed 3 hours in length, airlines are obligated to pay compensation to any passengers disrupted, but only if the delay is the result of failings on the airline’s part.

There are nearly 50 carriers that operate from Bristol’s single terminal. Those most regularly responsible for flight delays out of Bristol are bmi regional and EasyJet.

If you have been impacted by any Bristol Airport flights cancelled or delayed in the last 6 years, then you could be eligible for hundreds of pounds in compensation.

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Bristol Airport flight delay information

Use the flight delay checker to find Bristol departures recently affected by cancellations and delays. To confirm the official length of your delay, it is possible to look through historical Bristol Airport flight statistics provided by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Latest Bristol Airport flight delays and cancellations

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Helping with Bristol Airport compensation claims

Historical success with Bristol Airport claims

Bristol flight cancellations and delays do occur from time to time; if you are among the passengers impacted each year by flight disruptions at Bristol Airport, contact the experts at Flight Delay Claims 4 U who are ready to guide you through the compensation process.

  • UK-based team

    The Flight Delay Claims 4 U team will have worked on prior cases involving delayed or cancelled flights from Bristol, and have a background of success of opposing the many airlines that operate from there

  • Knowledge of historical claims

    It’s a popular international airport, so Bristol Airport flight disruptions aren’t particularly rare. Our prior knowledge and expertise are extremely advantageous when making a flight compensation claim.

  • Bristol weather assessment

    Due to its location in the South-West of England, Bristol Airport delays due to weather do happen occasionally; when refuting a passenger claim, it is the duty of the flight operator to prove that the adverse weather conditions experienced constituted “extraordinary circumstances” – We can conduct a full weather assessment to contest any assertions made by the airline.

Bristol Airport delayed flights are covered by EU Flight Delay Regulation (261/2004)

Due to the fact that Bristol Airport is in the UK, flight delays are directed by EU legislation.

Any airline accountable for flight delays from Bristol Airport must abide by EU rules, irrespective of their nationality or scheduled flight destination.

If your flight has been delayed for 3 hours or more, you could be entitled to up to £540 compensation

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The law allows passengers severely disrupted by flight delays in Bristol to request compensation from the flight operator, providing that the flight delayed at Bristol Airport was at least 3 hours late and scheduled for departure in the last 6 years.

A specialist solicitor will use EU air passenger rights to declare a vigorous compensation claim against the offending airline. Bristol airport flight delay compensation will normally be anywhere between £220 and £540, based on flight distance and delay duration. With us, it is possible to claim for several passengers if you were part of a family or group that were delayed at Bristol Airport; please ensure that you include all passengers when completing your claim forms.

How to claim compensation for Bristol Airport delays and cancellations

Tell us about your flight delays at Bristol Airport today!

Approximately 50 different airlines, departing for 161 destinations, are all susceptible to flight delays out of Bristol.

Major airlines operating from the terminal include, KLM, Ryanair and easyJet.

As soon as basic details have been obtained, our team will look after your case from start to finish. An expert solicitor will be assigned to you to contest the airline and pursue a compensation settlement for your flight delays at Bristol Airport.

Bristol Airport flight compensation experts

Professionally conducted Bristol Airport flight delay claims

Bristol is the ninth-busiest airport in the UK, and the fact that it served 7.6 million passengers last year, which means there is likelihood that some passengers will have suffered delays.

Anyone who has endured Bristol Airport flight cancellations or delays can get invaluable advice and support from Flight Delay Claims 4 U in order to successfully gain compensation.

  • ‘No win, no fee’ & no initial fee

    It is convenient and cost-free to start a claim with us and you’ll only pay us if you win – contact us with details of your Bristol Airport flight delays today!

  • Legal professionals proficient in flight delay claims for Bristol claimants

    Solicitors specialising in flight claims will use their experience to obtain the best possible flight delay compensation for Bristol passengers

  • Dedicated compensation claims team

    You’ll be kept in informed about the progress of your claim as we follow it step-by-step.

Specialist solicitors pursuing your Bristol Airport delay compensation

The solicitor assigned to you will have experience and knowledge perfectly suited to Bristol flight delay claims. In addition to being proficient in air passenger rights enforcement through case law, they’ll also have weather assessments and historical flight records at their disposal to strengthen your compensation claim.

If your flight has been delayed for 3 hours or more at Bristol Airport, you could be entitled to up to £540 compensation

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Bristol Airport overview

Bristol Airport flight delay facts

An average flight delay of 14.66 minutes, sees Bristol ranked as the UK’s 7th worst airport in terms of punctuality, according to 2016 figures. An increase of over 3 minutes to the average delay flight time compared to 2015 has caused Bristol Airport to fall towards the bottom of the punctuality table in the last 12 months. Throughout 2016, there were 152 Bristol flight delays that exceeded three hours in length.

Around 50 different carriers departed from Bristol in 2016, but a few of them contributed more than others to overall average duration of Bristol Airport flight delays; WOW air (42.3), bmi regional (19.1) and Ryanair (17) are the poorest performers.

2016 figures relating to Bristol Airport flights grounded for more than 3 hours, suggest that the most regularly accountable airlines were easyJet (156), bmi regional (84) and Ryanair (35).

  • Bristol has the 7th longest average delay time of 24 UK airports

    Average flight delays at Bristol Airport are approximately 15 minutes

  • Several routes are subject to Bristol Airport delays

    Aberdeen, Paris-Charles De Gaulle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Barcelona and Geneva are among the worst impacted destinations

  • easyJet are accountable for the most 3 hour+ flight delays out of Bristol

    With an average of 3 severe delays a week, easyJet is accountable for the majority of flight delays in Bristol Airport, although long delays aren’t uncommon when travelling with bmi regional and Ryanair

Of the 150+ available destinations, a flight delay from Bristol is most likely when flying with bmi regional to Aberdeen or Paris-Charles De Gaulle.

easyJet services to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Geneva, Paris-Charles De Gaulle and Palma De Mallorca were also disrupted several times in 2016.

About Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport Information

Located 7 miles south of the city of Bristol on the site of a former RAF airfield, the Bristol Airport was opened in 1957 as Bristol (Lulsgate) Airport. Between 1997 and 2010 it was known as Bristol International Airport, it was officially rebranded as Bristol Airport in 2012.

The airport is an integral transport hub for local population; a 2012 survey revealed that 26% of passenger journeys began and ended in the city of Bristol, 19% had travelled from wales, another 19% from Somerset and 12% from Devon.

Many low-cost and domestic carriers have operating bases at Bristol Airport including, easyJet, Ryanair, Thomas Cook, bmi regional and Thomson Airways.

Bristol Airport statistics and services

Bristol Airport is popular thanks to budget airlines that operate to well-known holiday destinations from there. It is relatively for an airport of its size; the ninth-busiest airport in the UK, it handled 176,000 aircraft movements on its 2km runway, transporting 7.6 million passengers to over 150 destinations in the UK and Europe.

To cope with recent increases in passenger numbers at Bristol Airport, the terminal building was expanded on the eastern side of the airport at a cost of £8.6 million, creating space for a larger departure lounge and an outdoor area. Immediately after this, work on a 97,000 square foot western extension commenced. This expansion encompassed a new security zone for departures, along with revamped baggage reclaim and customs areas. A further project to enlarge immigration a passport control sections is due to be completed this year.

To further accommodate the expected boost to passenger numbers, Bristol Airport’s first onsite hotel was built last year.

Bristol Airport is clean and modern, with recent expansions meaning that very good facilities are available including 60 minutes of free Wi-Fi, 5 ATMs (dispensing Sterling and Euros), 3 currency exchange kiosks, 24-hour café-restaurant (landside only), pharmacy, Duty-Free shopping, and a variety of retail stores

Ground transportation is hindered by the absence of a train station. However, the Airport Flyer Bus is a convenient, low-cost service that runs 24 hours a day between the airport and Bristol city centre (including train and bus stations). Buses and coaches to other UK towns and cities can be boarded from Bristol Bus & Coach Station – routes include Cardiff & South Wales, Devon, London and Cornwall.

Car rentals are available from numerous providers opposite the terminal and a taxi rank outside the main entrance is in operation 24 hours a day. Bristol Airport is well linked to major road networks, including the M5 motorway which is a short distance away.

What if you are severely delayed at Bristol Airport?

Bristol Airport has a variety of amenities that provide relatively pleasant surroundings for those that are faced with long delays. The terminal is open 24/7, so it is possible to stay there overnight. For passenger convenience there is a restaurant open 24 hours, free 60-minute Wi-Fi access (surcharge for additional usage). Sleeping in the airport is possible but isn’t permitted in the executive lounges and the bench seating in the main areas of the terminal is uncomfortable. Showers are accessible using passes which can be purchased from the main information desk. For a comfortable night’s sleep it is best to check-in to a local hotel. A new 201-room hotel has recently opened, becoming Bristol Airport’s first and only onsite hotel. There are 3 other hotels nearby.

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  2. Flight compensation experts will get back to you immediately
  3. Enforcing air passenger rights
  4. Collect your compensation

Bristol Airport flight delay compensation process

Submit flight details

A few standard details are all that is needed to begin a Bristol Airport flight compensation claim. Flight numbers represent a key piece of information because they unlock further information like airline name and flight schedule. If possible, it also advantageous to have as much detail as possible regarding the airline’s stated reason for your flight delay out of Bristol.

Flight compensation experts are ready to speak to you immediately

Our team will get things moving straightaway to quickly obtain any compensation owed to you for Bristol Airport delays or cancellations.

Enforcing air passenger rights

A lawyer with vast experience of case law and air passenger rights will deploy these expertise on your behalf as they seek compensation from the airline responsible for your Bristol airport flight disruption.

Collect your compensation

A high number of cases get concluded outside of court, with a settlement being reached with the airline – resulting in compensation being transferred to you promptly. If the airline chooses to ignore or reject Bristol Airport compensation claims, court proceedings will begin; the specialist solicitor assigned to you will contest the case on your behalf. If the judge rules in your favour, compensation payment will be made to you via our efficient payments procedure.

  • Gather information that might assist a claim
  • Request vouchers (you are entitled to these)
  • Retain all airline documents such as letters, tickets & vouchers
  • Take photos

What to do if Bristol Airport delayed departures occur

Additional information is valuable to Bristol Airport claims

Upon realisation an impending flight delay at Bristol Airport, it is advisable to gather any evidence that could support a potential compensation claim. Keep a close eye on timescales, be attentive to airline announcements and retain any documentation that you’ve been provided with. Asking airline staff for information directly is also a good idea. Try and make a note of all communication received.

Refreshment vouchers

Bristol Airport flights delayed by more than 2 hours subsequently necessitates the need for flight operators to provide meal vouchers to a value that is suitable for the delay duration. If these are not offered, passengers are entitled to request them. Again, you should make a note of this if it is the case.

Keep documents that may support a compensation claim for your flight delay from Bristol

Flight reservations, tickets and boarding cards, along with emails or letters from the airline could be useful when building a case against the carrier for a flight delay out of Bristol – passengers impacted should make an effort to create additional copies of these documents so that nothing gets lost.

Photos can provide evidence for a Bristol Airport flight delay claim

Documenting delays through photography provide us with even more information to support Bristol Airport flight complaints. An example would be any Bristol Airport flight delays due to weather; taking pictures of actual weather conditions at the airport can help contest spurious citations of “extraordinary circumstances” by an airline.

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Bristol Airport flight compensation amounts

The sum of compensation paid for Bristol Airport delays is aligned to the distance and duration of delay. It tends to follow consistent formula as outlined in the table below. Most airlines operating flights in the EU are now accustomed to flight declaim claims being levied against them and will regularly aim to settle cases quickly before legal action is taken by a claimant.

Compensation Table

Amounts set by EU Regulations 261/2004
Flight distance Delay on arrival (hours) Compensation
Up to 1,500km 3 or more £226†/€250
1,500km - 3,500km 3 or more £361†/€400
Over 3,500km‡ 3 to 4 £271†/€300
Over 3,500km‡ 4 or more £540†/€600

For distances of greater than 3,500km, for the higher amount of compensation the journey will need to have departed from an EU (European) airport and be delayed on arrival in a Non-EU airport (Such as Manchester to Diagoras.) The airline is eligible to apply a 50% flat reduction on compensation awarded if the delay was between 3 and 4 hours.

Your claim will be settled at the Euro equivalent on the exchange rate at the time of the delay, or on the date your claim is settled
(This will depend on the airline).

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Excellent service over the 2 weeks of constant communication

Excellent service over the 2 weeks of constant communication

Maria Kulakowski Gloucester

Flight cancellations from Bristol messed up our journey to Mallorca. In the weeks leading up to flight from Bristol Airport, cancelled flight notice was not given and no alternative flight was offered.  I decided to see if I could claim compensation myself, but didn’t have the time or the know-how. Instead, I got in touch with Flight Delay Claims 4 U, they handled everything from start to finish, and compensation was paid into my account in no time at all.

Got the compensation for our flight delays at Bristol today!

Got the compensation for our flight delays at Bristol today!

Brian Hogan Bristol

The airline said that bad weather caused our Bristol Airport flight delay, but I was unconvinced as other aircrafts seemed to be departing without any issues. I contacted Flight Delay Claims 4 U, who carried out a full weather assessment & subsequently contested the airline on my behalf. A court ruled in my favour as the plane was in fact grounded due to a technical fault & the weather was not deemed extreme enough to have caused a delay of that magnitude.

They really know there stuff, thanks again for the persistence

They really know there stuff, thanks again for the persistence

Sara Holdsworth Bath

Bristol flight cancellations led to me arriving in Malaga 7 hours later than planned. A mechanical meant that we all had to wait for a replacement plane to arrive from another destination. I’d heard about flight compensation for delays so rang the experts at Flight Delay Claims 4 U. I told them all about the problems I’d encountered and they assigned my case to a fantastic solicitor who quickly got me compensation from the airline without me having to do a thing!

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FAQs: Delayed or Cancelled Flights at Bristol Airport

Where can I find the latest Bristol Airport delays news?

Screens are situated throughout the terminal and provide live flight status information. This is also displayed on the Bristol Airport website. It is also worth asking airline staff at the airport for more detailed information concerning delays and cancellations.

The airline at Bristol Airport cancelled flights today because of the baggage handler strikes – can I claim compensation?

In this case it seems that the Bristol Airport delays are due to strikes conducted by non-airline employees. Unfortunately, this would mean that the circumstances were beyond the control of the airline, inferring that there is no obligation for them to compensate passengers.

My flight to Ibiza arrived over 6 hours late because of Bristol flight delays today – can I claim compensation?

Yes. If the airline is directly responsible due their own failings, you will be eligible for as much as £350 in compensation.

I was stranded at Bristol Airport because of flight cancellations today – is it possible to sleep in departures area?

The terminal building is open 24 hours and although uncomfortable, there are benches available to sleep on in departures area. If your flight from Bristol Airport is delayed, baggage can be safely stored in the left luggage facility (surcharge applies).

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I endured 2 hours of Bristol flight delays today – can I claim compensation for this?

Unfortunately not. Currently, flight delays from Bristol or any other EU airport that are shorter than 3 hours in length do not qualify for compensation payments under EU regulations. However, you are still entitled to the essential assistance from the airline in the form of food & drink vouchers.

I embroiled in the Bristol Airport delays yesterday because of the snow – can I make a compensation claim?

If your flight is one of many affected by Bristol Airport delays due to snow on that day, it is plausible that conditions were in fact “extraordinary circumstances” in which case the airline would not be liable. However, if challenged, they are required to provide viable proof events were completely beyond their control.

My airline is blaming Bristol Airport delays on weather conditions – what are my rights?

Occasionally, there are Bristol Airport delays due to weather extremities. The flight path itself may also be affected. Our team will always carry out due diligence regarding adverse weather cases; the specialist solicitor working on your case will access detailed weather assessments to strengthen a claim to counter any potential objections from the airline.

My trip was messed up by Bristol Airport fog delays two weeks ago, but have since lost my boarding card – can I still claim compensation?

Yes. It shouldn’t be a problem; there is no requirement to submit flight documentation as all the vital information can be established from your flight number.

Something to consider when claiming in a fog delay case such as this is the “extraordinary circumstances” rule – it dictates that the weather must not be so extreme that it stretches beyond the reasonable control of an airline. If this is the case with the fog then the airline will not be liable for the delay as they had no control over the situation.