easyJet, one of UK’s leading airlines and the largest at Bristol Airport, is expanding its services from Bristol and announced the introduction of an additional aircraft to its Bristol operations next year.
According to a release by the airport, starting summer 2016, the airline will have up to 13 easyJet aircraft based at the airport to serve extra demand from its passengers across the South West and Wales, while flying to more destinations.
Earlier this month the airline celebrated the launch of two of its new routes from Bristol Airport – to Basel in Switzerland and Vienna in Austria. The new routes were Bristol Airport’s first ever scheduled services to the two destinations and are expected to carry around 78,000 passengers annually. easyJet’s new routes to Basel and Vienna took to the skies on November 6.
Shaun Browne, Aviation Director, Bristol Airport, said: ‘We are delighted with the continued expansion of easyJet and the additional Airbus aircraft based at Bristol Airport. Not only does this expansion bring additional routes to the region but the growth supports job creation for both the Airport and the thriving aerospace industry in the city.’
Since the start of this year, the airline has commenced or announced the launch of 12 new destinations, offering its customers in the South-West a choice of over 58 destinations in total. In addition to its Basel and Vienna inaugurals earlier this month, easyJet’s first flights to Bilbao, Catania, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Lanzarote, Porto and Zante also took off this year. Another three have been announced for 2016: Dubrovnik, Nantes and Venice.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager, said: ‘2015 has been an impressive year for easyJet in Bristol and our customers in the South West now have an incredible 58 destinations to choose from. As such we are putting a 13th aircraft into our Bristol operations to accommodate for the extra routes we have put on sale and the extra demand. We’re looking forward to welcoming more of our customers onboard in the future.’