easyJet boosts Bristol base with five new routes

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Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager; Shaun Browne, Aviation Director, Bristol Airport; Ashley Fox MEP for the South West of England & Gibraltar; along with easyJet cabin crew celebrate the start of five new routes from the UK airport.

easyJet now flies every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between Bristol and Porto Cutting the cake from Porto’s marketing team were: Paula Barbosa and Márcia Canêdo.

  • easyJet, Bristol’s largest airline, started flights to five new destinations from Bristol (BRS), including one of Bristol’s twin cities – Porto (OPO). According to the airline, more than 185,000 passengers are expected to fly on the five new routes in the first year alone and the airline will add a 12th aircraft to its Bristol operations this summer to accommodate the extra demand. Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager, said: “We’re delighted to have five of our exciting new routes departing for the first time. We’re committed to serving the South West and have grown significantly since first starting our operations at Bristol Airport just under 13 years ago. Bristol Airport is now our largest operation in the UK outside of London, and we fly directly to an incredible 53 destinations across Europe and beyond.” Shaun Browne, Aviation Director Bristol Airport, said: “Not only will the new destinations provide an improved route network for passengers, the continued growth will bring extra job opportunities and economic benefits to the region. The routes will also provide increased inbound tourism opportunities for visitors wishing to visit the West of England and the large variety of tourist attractions and events the region has to offer.” easyJet also launched a new service from Rome Fiumicino (FCO) in the same week, with four times weekly operations to Alicante (ALC).
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
19 Apr Bristol (BRS) Bilbao (BIO) A32S (2)
Gibraltar (GIB) A319 (3)
Isle of Man (IOM) A319 (4)
18 Apr Lanzarote (ACE) A320 (2) Ryanair (3), Thomas Cook Airlines (2), Thomson Airways (1)
19 Apr Porto (OPO) A319 (3)
13 Apr Rome Fiumicino (FCO) Alicante (ALC) A319 (4) Vueling (3)

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