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Bristol Airport puts the Boots in

Packing blunders for business travellers at Bristol Airport look less likely to put your itinerary in a flap with the opening of a new Boots outlet at the popular travel hub.

As part of "significant investment" to enhance retail experience before boarding, the new outlet will offer travel basics from sun protection to insect repellent, as well as grab-and-fly lunch options through Boots' Meal Deal offer.

Global cosmetic and skincare brands including No. 7, Maybelline and Rimmell will also feature, along with a pre-flight click and collect service.

Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport, said: "This is an exciting day for Bristol Airport and I am delighted to open the Boots store in the departure lounge, as we continue to improve customer facilities."

Major investment in the enhancements of the airport shows "a very clear sign of the confidence our commercial partners have in Bristol Airport and vice versa", he added.

Floss Walton-Bateson, Boots Travel MD, added: "This is amazing addition to the Travel Retail portfolio and we are delighted to partner with the team at Bristol Airport to bring our brand to life.

"We understand that our leisure and business customers have high expectations when travelling through Bristol Airport and we will continue to strive to meet their requirements. We are very confident that the investment and redevelopment in our departure lounge will provide a greater passenger experience as we offer new places to shop, eat, drink and relax before you fly."

The airport's retail addition follows the dismissal of an appeal, earlier this week, against its expansion plans.

A spokesman said: "Bristol Airport welcomes the Court's decision to uphold the planning permission to increase Bristol Airport's capacity from 10 million to 12 million passengers per annum providing enhanced customer facilities for the region's gateway for air travel.

"The decision is excellent news for our region's economy, allowing us to create thousands of new jobs in the years ahead and open-up new direct links, and support inbound tourism. We will now take forward our multi-million-pound plans for net zero operations by 2030 and look forward to working with stakeholders and the community to deliver responsible growth."

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