easyJet, the UK-based regional airline, has said that it will add an additional aircraft to its Bristol base, bringing the fleet to 17 aircraft for next summer.
As announced, an additional A320 aircraft will be based at Bristol Airport for next summer, enabling easyJet to serve 176,00 passengers travelling to and from the UK. This follows the airline’s recent expansion in Barcelona, as well as the seasonal bases of Faro, Malaga and Palma, which will all be receiving additional aircraft for the summer 2022 season.
With the addition, over 300,000 flights will now be available across easyJet’s network between April 1 and September 30, 2022, providing over 54 million seats for passengers for a spring break, or a family holiday or to explore more of Europe this coming summer. 29 million of these seats are operating to and from the UK.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, said: ‘With the recovery now firmly underway, we are ready and able to seize opportunities where they arise. As the largest airline at Bristol Airport with our unrivalled short haul network, the region remains strategically important for us and given the slower removal of restrictions in the UK this summer compared to Europe, there is even more to go for as demand rebounds next summer.
‘easyJet will continue to take decisive action to capture additional opportunities alongside our planned organic growth. This additional aircraft will enable us to further grow our frequencies and destinations to ensure we continue to offer the greatest choice and best value in the South West for leisure and business customers alike.’
Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport said: ‘We are delighted easyJet has selected Bristol Airport to base an additional A320 aircraft from summer 2022. The additional aircraft demonstrates the long-term collaboration and joint growth strategy between easyJet and Bristol Airport. For customers in the South-west it offers additional destinations and continues to increase the choice and flexibility of flights available to customers in the region selecting to fly from their local airport. This decision continues to show customer confidence is returning to pre-pandemic levels, as airlines continue to meet pent-up demand.’
Seats are available at easyJet.com allowing customers to book early for flights to 74 destinations across the airline’s Bristol network, spanning Europe and North Africa. Low fares for next summer are now available from Bristol to Barcelona from GBP29.99, Prague from GBP29.99 and Nice from GBP33.99. The fares are per person one way including taxes.