easyJet, UK’s leading low-fares airline, has said that it will launch direct scheduled flights between Bristol and Gibraltar Airport next year, making it the only airline to serve the route.
The year-round service will take off from Bristol Airport on its inaugural flight on April 19, 2015, flying up to three times a week. More than 19,000 seats are available on the new flights for the summer from April 19 to September 6, 2015.
An ideal location for sun-seekers, the rocky terrains of Gibraltar offers an opportunity to explore the deep caves and caverns, its significant history, and its shopping experience.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager, said: ‘We’re really pleased to be introducing Bristol’s only direct air link to Gibraltar Airport.
‘With a year round service, affordable fares and flight time of just over two and a half hours, we’re confident that it will prove a popular service for both business and leisure travellers. We will have more than 19,000 seats available on the new service next summer alone.’
Shaun Browne, Bristol Airport’s Aviation Director, commented: ‘Bristol Airport is delighted to play its part in extending the air links between the UK and Gibraltar. The city of Plymouth in the South West has a strong connection to Gibraltar through its rich naval and marine industry history, and more recently the financial services sector plays an important role in both our economies. This new flight will provide easy access and improve connections for both business and leisure passengers.
‘It is interesting to note that this new route will offer the closest direct air link between Gibraltar and any UK airport, according to Great Circle Mapping. We are pleased that Bristol Airport can contribute to the strengthening of ties between Gibraltar and the UK.’
The airline announced the new service at the UK’s travel exhibition, World Travel Market, with the new route bringing the total number of destinations served by easyJet from Bristol Airport to 47. The Bristol-Gibraltar flights will go on sale at www.easyjet.com starting November 6, it said.