Welcome to Spot BRS - The Bristol Airport spotting guide.

If you are looking to visit Bristol Airport to take photographs or spot planes then this guide will give you everything you need to know.

Bristol Airport sees a varied mix of traffic from the regular Boeing 737's and A320's through to bigger aircraft such as A330 and 787 Dreamliners.

The Airport also sees a a healthy amount of military traffic training as well as helicopters and business jet visitors from across the globe.

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Airport Frequencies

The current ATC Frequencies in use are:

  • Bristol Approach: 125.650
  • Bristol Tower: 133.850
  • Bristol Director: 136.075
  • Bristol ATIS: 126.025

Important Safety Information

Airports are places that are under tight security. It is important that you adhere to the following rules otherwise you will find access being restricted for future events.

  • Park legally. Dont stop on main roads, grass verges or double yellow lines
  • Take any litter home with you
  • Do not put ladders on the fence
  • Dont use flash photography on approaching aircraft
  • Be security concious, if someone, or something doesn't look right, report it!
  • Do not obstruct Police or PCSO's if they ask you to move, or if they want to check who you are, co-operate.

Bristol Airport Headlines

Brussels Airlines cuts jobs and fleet
Posted on Tuesday May 12, 2020

Brussels Airlines (SN/BEL) has announced it will cut 1,000 jobs and reduce its fleet size by one-third as it restructures to deal with the global crisis caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Belgian airline suspended operations on the 21st March and has been losing €1m per day ever since. The [read more]

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Council rejects Bristol Airport expansion
Posted on Tuesday February 11, 2020

North Somerset Council has voted 18-7 to reject Bristol Airports plans for expansion. The result goes against planning officers recommendations which was to approve the plans which involved a new car park and improved infrastructure to help the airport handle up to 12 million passengers a year. The rejection is [read more]

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Planners recommend backing Bristol Airport Expansion
Posted on Thursday January 30, 2020

Planning Officers from North Somerset Council have recommended that the council approves the planned expansion at Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD). If approved the expansion will see Bristol Airport increase its a capacity to 12 million passengers per year through improved infrastructure and facilities at the airport. The plans received over 2,200 [read more]

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Bristol Airport expansion plans face tough opposition
Posted on Saturday November 23, 2019

The plans to gain approval to expand Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD) have been dealt a fresh blow when Weston Town Council agreed to formally object. The council made the decision to object to the expansion earlier this week and it followed protests by paid activist group Extinction Rebellion. Bristol Airport has [read more]

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Easyjet buys Thomas Cook slots at Gatwick & Bristol
Posted on Friday November 08, 2019

Low-cost carrier EasyJet (U2/EZY) has bought the landing slots that belonged to Thomas Cook at Bristol and Gatwick Airports. The official receiver for the bankrupt Thomas Cook made the announcement this morning. The move will allow EasyJet to increase its presence at two key airports and brings the potential of [read more]

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