Bristol Airport departure lounge set for overhaul in £2.6 million investment

By Luke Barras-hill |

Bristol Airport, England. Source: BRS.

An uprated shopping and dining experience at Bristol Airport (BRS) will greet travellers in time for the Easter holidays, as work on a major redevelopment of the departure lounge begins on Monday (24 January).

WHSmith will extend its current footprint to encompass technology brand InMotion, while JD Sports will be upgraded and relocated to a much larger unit as the airport embarks on a three-month project worth a total of £2.6 million/$3.5 million.

InMotion, which recently debuted a pop-up boutique at Heathrow Airport, is scaling up its presence across UK airports after parent WHSmith won contracts last year.

Improvements are due to be made to the design of the retail units to provide a smoother and easier shopping experience, says BRS. Source: BRS.

A wide assortment of mobile accessories and advanced electronics such as noise-cancelling and wireless headphones; speakers; tablets; digital action cameras; fitness trackers; and portable power will be available.


Meanwhile, JD Sports is providing a wider range of sports apparel, footwear and accessories.

Foreign exchange operator Global Exchange Group and new F&B locations from SSP UK & Ireland broaden the offer.

World Duty Free is the incumbent duty free operator, located after security.


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