Budget airline cements place at Bristol Airport
Budget Airline easyJet is celebrating carrying 70 million passengers to and from Bristol Airport since it started flying there in May 2001.
The news follows easyJet’s announcement earlier this month that the airline will operate a new route between Bristol and Malta next summer.
The new connection to the Mediterranean island will operate twice weekly from 3rd April 2024, offering customers even more choice and flexibility for their summer holidays next year.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said: “We are so proud to be in Bristol today marking a key milestone as we celebrate flying 70 million passengers from Bristol. Our first flights from Bristol took off for the first time 22 years ago and since then we’ve been committed to Bristol to providing great value fares and convenient connections for our customers from across the South West whether they’re travelling for business or leisure.
“And of course, I have to thank our fantastic customers for their loyalty and support and, we remain excited about the future at Bristol.”
For over 20 years easyJet has been the largest airline in Bristol and now operates 17 aircraft on 70 popular leisure and business destinations.
Rupert Lawrie, commercial director, Bristol Airport said: “This is an amazing milestone and a demonstration of the successful partnership between easyJet and Bristol Airport. The extensive route network offers passengers in the region an incredible choice and flexibility of flights, whilst using their local airport. Since 2001, easyJet’s commitment to Bristol Airport has seen continued growth in their base and investment in a large fleet of Airbus aircraft, supporting the strong aircraft and aerospace manufacturing sector in the region.
“We look forward to further development of the long-standing relationship and extending route network opportunities in the future.”