There is no doubt that this is the first flight to Bucharest from Bristol operated by Ryanair, given all the Romanian flags on the cake. Holding the culinary creation is Peter Downes, Bristol Airport’s Head of Aviation and Razvan Constantinescu, the Honorary Consul of Romania in Bristol. The first flight passengers enjoyed complimentary cakes decorated with Romanian flags at check-in.
- Ryanair flights operating between Bucharest (OTP) and Bristol (BRS) began on 9 November – the first ever scheduled service between the UK’s South West and Romania. Flying on weekly (Wednesdays) basis, the 2,255-kilometre sector is operated by Europe’s biggest airline’s ubiquitous 737-800 fleet. This is the second connection from the UK to the Romanian capital city operated the ULCC, as it also flies double-daily from London Stansted. Commenting on the launch Peter Downes, Bristol Airport’s Head of Aviation, said: “Today is a special day as we celebrate the inaugural flight to Bucharest from Bristol Airport. This is the first ever scheduled service to Romania from the South West & Wales region, reflecting our continued growth at Bristol and our mission to offer greater travel possibilities to our passengers. This latest launch brings the number of European capital cities we now serve to 16, further opening up the region for inbound tourism opportunities. The route is already proving extremely popular with customers, with plans in place to double frequency to twice-weekly from April 2017 as part of Ryanair’s biggest ever summer schedule from Bristol Airport.”