Airport prepared for Glastonbury
The first music lovers began to arrive at Glastonbury Festival earlier today (June 20th), and the local airport is already gearing up to deal with increased passengers over the weekend.
Around 150,000 revellers are due to attend this year's festival and many of these will come from overseas, making Bristol International Airport their entry point into the UK.
When Glastonbury last took place in 2005, the airport experienced a ten per cent increase in its Flyer express coach service and the airport expect similar increases again this weekend.
In total, the airport expects 6,500 people to use the coach service over the weekend as overseas visitors use the airport to get to the festival.
"The Flyer service connects Bristol International to the rail network, providing an easy and affordable link for those flying in to visit the region's many attractions and events, such as Glastonbury," explained Alan Davies, the director of planning and development at Bristol International.
Acts due to play at this year's festival include The Who, The Killers and Arctic Monkeys. There is also a rumour that Pete Doherty and Carl Barat will perform together as the Libertines for the first time since 2004.