Jet2.com announces ski flights and £1 ski carriage promotion from Bristol Airport

Jet2.com, the UK-based leisure airline, has launched ski flights to Austria and France from Bristol Airport for the first time.

To celebrate the launch, the company has launched a £1 ski carriage promotion, offering skiers and snowboarders access to some of Europe’s most popular slopes for less.

Jet2.com will operate to three ski destinations from Bristol Airport this winter, Chambery, Innsbruck and Salzburg. The ski carriage promotion is available on return flights to all these destinations, including a picturesque run on the French Alps, or a slalom in Salzburg.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are delighted to be offering a fantastic programme of ski flights from Bristol Airport for the first time for Winter 21/22. Alongside our programme, we are also thrilled to be launching a fantastic £1 ski carriage promotion, which means customers can get to the slopes for the very best value. With access to the best slopes across Europe available from Bristol Airport, snow sports enthusiasts in the region have been clamouring to book the best of the action for this winter. As a result, our ski flights are selling very well and with more customers than ever looking to plan and book a winter break, we expect demand to increase as they look to secure their place in the snow for less. With a fantastic ski programme and promotion, there’s no better time to book early and ensure you get the best choice of flights and prices.’

By booking and travelling on ski flights with Jet2.com, customers will receive 10kg hand luggage, 22kg baggage and 22kg ski carriage.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays announce flights and holidays to Turkey from Bristol Airport

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, a UK leisure travel and holiday company, have announced that launch of flights and holidays to Turkey today, September 24 from Bristol Airport for the first time.

Following the easing of international travel restrictions and the removal of Turkey from the Red List, the tour operator has been quick to launch flights and holidays to Antalya and Dalaman from Bristol Airport.

With up to two weekly flights to Antalya and Dalaman available for Summer 21 from Bristol Airport, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are responding to significant demand. The companies are operating to Antalya from Bristol Airport throughout the Winter season too.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘The launch of our award-winning flights and package holidays to Turkey from Bristol Airport is fantastic news for holidaymakers. We are delighted to be starting flights and holidays to Antalya and Dalaman and to be taking customers in the region to these much-loved destinations. Customers have missed being able to visit Turkey this summer, so the reopening of the country has resulted in huge demand and comes just in time for holidaymakers to enjoy some late summer sun. We continue to look towards the future with real confidence, as customers make the most of being able to get away and enjoy some much-needed sunshine.’

Jet2’s offers customer service options including 22kg baggage allowance through a flight-only booking with Jet2.com, in-resort Customer Helpers, transfers, free child places and ATOL protection with the UK’s largest tour operator to destinations in the Mediterranean and Canary Islands. Besides a choice of thousands of 2-5 star hotels through Jet2holidays, customers can take advantage of Free Child Places, which are still available.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays add more Winter Sun destinations for 22/23 from Bristol

Following the announcement of its Winter Sun programme for 2022/23, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have announced the addition of more Winter Sun destinations on sale from Bristol Airport to meet rising demand from customers and independent travel agents.

With the addition of the new destinations, Jet2 currently has a choice of 10 Winter Sun destinations Europe, the Mediterranean and Canary Islands on sale for Winter 22/23 from Bristol Airport. The leisure airline and package holiday specialist currently offers almost 30 weekly flights currently available from Bristol Airport for Winter 22/23.

The additional Winter Sun destinations going on sale for Winter 22/23 from Bristol Airport include Alicante, Faro (Algarve) and Majorca. These popular Winter Sun destinations are in addition to the existing hotspots already on sale which include the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, and Fuerteventura) as well as Madeira, Turkey (Antalya) and Cyprus (Paphos).

With multiple weekly services to many of these destinations throughout the winter season from early-November through to the end of April, customers can choose the duration of holiday that suits them. The full breakdown of the new Winter Sun destinations on sale includes two weekly services to Alicante, up to two weekly services to Faro and up to two weekly services to Majorca in April.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘Just weeks after announcing a fantastic selection of winter sun destinations on sale for Winter 22/23 from Bristol Airport, we are very pleased to be expanding our programme and adding even more sunshine hotspots. This expansion comes on the back of the great response we have seen from customers and independent travel agents looking to book their winter sunshine nice and early. Like we have experienced with the first destinations going on sale, we know these additional hotspots will be just as popular. Based on the response we have had to the programme, and with more holidaymakers wanting to book ahead, we are looking towards the future with enormous confidence when it comes to Winter 22/23.’

Lufthansa commences daily service from Bristol to Frankfurt

Lufthansa has announced the launch of a new regular service from Bristol to Frankfurt.

The Frankfurt service demonstrates Lufthansa’s commitment to the UK market and will offer increased connectivity to long-haul destinations such as Tokyo, Cape Town and Singapore. Frankfurt is known for its tourist attractions, including the opera house, Goethe Museum and the Deutsches Film Museum for history and culture seekers.

The route provides business travellers with increased opportunity to trade in one of the world’s leading financial centres and offers multiple onward connections for leisure travellers. Fares to Frankfurt start from £159 return (including taxes, fees, carrier charges and carryon baggage) and are available to book now at lufthansa.com.

‘We are extremely pleased to announce that Lufthansa will be operating up to four weekly flights from Bristol Airport this summer, and up to seven weekly flights starting in September. We look forward to connecting our passengers in Southwest England with our main Lufthansa hub in Germany. As one of the largest carriers in Europe, with just a short stopover in Frankfurt, our customers will have access to hundreds of connections to numerous destinations within our vast, global network,’ said Heinrich Lange, who has newly taken over as the Lufthansa Group Senior Director Sales for Northern Europe.

Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport said: ‘This is incredibly exciting day for Bristol Airport and the region. Lufthansa is a major global airline and this decision shows confidence in air travel returning to normal. The regular scheduled service between Bristol and Frankfurt opens up a wide range of European and worldwide connections to our customers. Frankfurt is a great city whether for business or leisure and the link between Bristol and Frankfurt allows us to promote the South West and Wales region to inbound visitors from Germany and beyond. Today’s service is a strong indication of the confidence in the region. We see great potential for this service and will work with Lufthansa on other exciting route opportunities in the future.’

Kathryn Davis, Director of Tourism, Visit West said: ‘We are delighted that Lufthansa will be commencing their Frankfurt route to Bristol Airport, providing vital connections for our future German visitors and those connecting through this vital European hub from other destinations. Germany is one of our most important visitor markets, so this connectivity is a critical part in supporting the return of the international leisure visitors when appropriate and to enable families and friends to reconnect, as well as supporting business passengers.’

easyJet introduces new route from Bristol to Egypt for winter

easyJet and easyJet holidays have announced the launch of a new route and holidays from Bristol Airport to Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt this winter.

Starting from November 3, flights and holidays will be launched from Bristol Airport to the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, which offers year-round sunshine and pristine beaches, idyllic mountains and crystal-clear seas. Flights will operate up to twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the winter, and are now on sale at easyJet.com with fares available from £97.99.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said: ‘We are delighted to announce today that we are adding even more exciting destinations to our Bristol network, with new flights to Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. We know our customers can’t wait to go on a long-awaited and well-deserved holiday, so this new route will prove popular for customers wishing to get away for some winter sun and further strengthens our Bristol international network, providing customers with great value fares and ever more choice this winter.’

Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport said: ‘We are delighted easyJet is adding another exciting destination of Sharm El Sheik to the Bristol Airport network, this additional route compliments the successful easyJet Hurghada service already available.

‘The route further extends the choice and flexibility of flights available from Bristol Airport and will no doubt appeal to travellers throughout the South West and Wales region wishing to use their local Airport. We look forward to working with easyJet on further new route opportunities in the coming months.’

The new flights and holidays will add even more choice to an already extensive winter 2021 and summer 2022 network of destinations across Europe, North African and the Middle East already on sale.

All customers booking flights with easyJet and holidays with easyJet holidays benefit from flexible booking policies under its ‘Protection Promise’ and will be able to change their flights this summer without a change fee at any time up to two hours before departure.

Air Charter Service announces direct charter flights from Bristol to Dubai and Seychelles for Easter 2022

In association with Air Seychelles and Bristol Airport, Air Charter Service has announced a short series of flights from Bristol direct to Dubai with an onward service to the Seychelles for next Easter.

The charter flights service will coincide with Easter and the early May bank holiday for 2022.

Caroline Wood, Air Charter Service’s Group Travel Services Director, commented on the partnership: ‘With British travellers desperate to get away and experience something a little different, this flying programme offers just that, and we have purposely timed it to coincide with Easter and the May Bank holiday next year. Air Seychelles’ modern A320neo aircraft offer 3 classes of comfort on these flights; a Premium Club Cabin, the innovative ‘Economy Space’ offering – which includes a blocked middle seat (ideal for couples) and standard Economy Class. From Bristol, passengers can choose to fly directly into Dubai Al Maktoum or continue on to Mahe in the Seychelles. These exciting trips are the first flights to the Middle East and Indian Ocean from Bristol and open up a new opportunity for a convenient regional departure.’

Shaun Browne, Head of Airline Relations at Bristol Airport, said: ‘This is a truly exciting project for Bristol Airport, opening up our region to new destinations is one of our primary goals. We are thrilled Air Seychelles will be offering direct flights from Bristol Airport to Dubai and the Seychelles for the first time and thank Air Charter Service for taking the initiative to offer these exciting destinations from the South West – it’s been a triumph of teamwork. We continue to work with Air Charter Service and Air Seychelles with the vision to offer other exciting destinations for the future.’

Charles Johnson, Chief Commercial Officer at Air Seychelles, said: ‘We are delighted to be operating this exciting flying programme in conjunction with Air Charter Service – one which marks our inaugural operation from Bristol Airport. Passengers will be able to fly directly to Dubai, and then continue their journey onto the Seychelles – two destinations known for sun and shopping! We operated many flights with Air Charter Service last year as they helped our aircraft to keep on flying throughout the pandemic. We will be configuring our aircraft to provide additional comfort to the passengers and our friendly crew are looking forward to welcoming passengers on board their flights to the Middle East and the stunning islands of the Seychelles next April and May.

Wood added: ‘The Bristol to Dubai and Seychelles flying programme is the first of many exciting and unique seat-only offerings aimed at specific markets and experiential travel which Air Charter Service will be selling and promoting via our travel trade partners. We’d be delighted to discuss the opportunity to partner with both travel agents and tour operators to sell our products.

easyJet launches new domestic summer routes from Bristol to Aberdeen and Jersey

easyJet has announced the launch of its first flights on two new domestic summer routes from Bristol.

The flight from Bristol to Aberdeen will operate up to four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays with fares starting from £24.99. Meantime, flights from Bristol Airport to Jersey will be operating three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with fares starting from £14.99.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: ‘We are delighted to be celebrating the launch of our first flights from Bristol Airport to Aberdeen and Jersey for the first time. These routes further strengthen our network from Bristol and provide more connectivity for our customers whether they are reuniting with loved ones, connecting for business, or want to explore more of the UK this summer.

‘We are proud to be the largest airline in Bristol and remain committed to offering customers great value fares and more choice when they fly with us.’

Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport said: ‘We are delighted to welcome customers to easyJet’s services to Jersey and Aberdeen this weekend. Connectivity with the rest of the UK is extremely important and easyJet being our largest based airline has been integral to unlocking these key air links. We will continue to work with easyJet, enhancing and developing the route network for the future.

‘The routes offer improved choice and flexibility to customers wishing to travel within the UK and provides surety and confidence to customers when arranging the long-awaited family visit, a well-deserved holiday or business trip.’

‘Safety and security of our customers and colleagues remains our key priority and is at the forefront of all planning and preparations we have in place for customers. We will continue to work closely with airlines, the government, Department for Transport and Public Health England on the latest information as it becomes available.’

All customers booking flights with easyJet receive its ‘Protection Promise’. All easyJet customers will now be able to change their flights this summer without a change fee at any time up to two hours before departure.

easyJet launches two new routes to Jersey and Aberdeen from Bristol Airport

easyJet has announced the launch of two new domestic flights – from Bristol to Jersey and Aberdeen from Bristol to serve customers in the South West with more opportunities to reconnect with friends and family across the country or a city break to explore more of the UK this summer.

Flights from Bristol to Jersey will take off from July 10 and operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with fares starting at £14.99. Flights from Bristol to Aberdeen will take off from July 9 and operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with fares starting from £24.99.

Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager commented: ‘We know our customers can’t wait to be reunited with friends and family or have more opportunity to explore the UK so these news routes from Bristol should prove popular and will further strengthen our domestic network providing customers with even more choice.

‘We also know it is important to our customers to be reunited with loved ones overseas so we continue to urge the UK government to add more countries to the Green list – which can be done safely – to make this possible.

‘We continue to have some of the most flexible policies currently in place so customers can book with confidence and change their plans if they need to, making travel as easy as possible this summer.’

Dave Lees, CEO Bristol Airport, commented: ‘We’re delighted that easyJet are continuing to grow their schedule from Bristol Airport adding two destinations to Jersey and Aberdeen from July 2021 to the network. easyJet’s continued expansion of their Bristol base is a real vote of confidence in the region, and ensures that customers living in the South West will enjoy even more choice when it comes to the routes available from their local Airport.

‘Providing our region with more opportunities to connect with their friends, family and loved one’s as well as for business, tourism and education has never been important. Customers can also be reassured that the health, safety and security measures in place in aviation remains our key priority to support opportunities to return to travelling and connecting with each other again.’

Customers booking flights with easyJet can benefit from flexible booking policies under its ‘Protection Promise’, under which customers will now be able to change their flights this summer without a change fee, at any time up to two hours before departure, or request a voucher.

Newcastle International Airport resumes flights to Bristol Airport

Newcastle International Airport has said that it has resumed the route to Bristol Airport following a temporary suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Popular with both leisure and business passengers, easyJet is operating flights between the two cities four days a week throughout May and June, increasing to six days a week from July. Flights are available to book now with fares from £26.99 one way, at easyJet.com.

The resumption of flights to Bristol comes amid connectivity improvement in the region with a total of five airlines operating on key domestic and international routes from the North East’s largest airport. In addition to Bristol, these include Belfast, also with easyJet, Aberdeen and Southampton with Loganair, Amsterdam with KLM, London Heathrow with British Airways and Paris with Air France.

Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport, said: ‘I am sure many of our passengers will be pleased to see flights resuming to Bristol, providing vital connectivity into the South West of England and South Wales. We look forward to welcoming more passengers back to the airport over the coming weeks and months.’

‘We are working very hard with our airline partners to restore connectivity to these key markets and each destination added to the arrivals and departures board marks another step to the Airport’s recovery.’

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said: ‘We are pleased to have resumed flights from Newcastle to Bristol from 2nd May, providing key connectivity across the UK and to our customers in the North East. We know that flexibility continues to be crucial for customers so our Protection Promise is now even more flexible, meaning our customers can book with confidence knowing that if they are unable to travel or their plans change so can their flights.’

‘We look forward to being able to reconnect even more people and reunite friends and family across the UK this summer.’

Separately, as international travel resumes, Newcastle International Airport has recently added Turkish airline Corendon Airlines to offer twice weekly services to the popular Turkish sunshine resorts of Antalya and Dalaman from the airport. The services will start in April 2022, with fares from £52.99 one way. Further, Spanish low cost airline, Vueling also confirmed it would be operating direct flights to Barcelona from Newcastle between July and October 2021.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays announce new Sicily – Bristol route for Summer 22

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK-based leisure airline and package holiday specialist, have announced the launch of flights and holidays to Sicily from Bristol Airport for Summer 22, offering customers more choice of holidays and city breaks in Italy.

The new destination expands Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ programme from Bristol Airport to 36 destinations for Summer 22. Jet2 will operate weekly Tuesday services to Sicily from May 3 through to October 25 from Bristol Airport. Flights will operate to Catania Airport, opening up a range popular resorts on the east coast of the island.

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and popular among UK holidaymakers. Jet2holidays is launching package holidays to Sicily with a range of beach resorts on sale including Taormina, Taormina Mare, Giardini Naxos, Syracuse, Cefalu and Campofelice Di Roccella. In addition, packages are also on sale through Jet2CityBreaks to the city of Catania.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘We are continuing to see a great deal of demand for Summer 22 from Bristol Airport, so we are adding Sicily to our programme to give customers and independent travel agents even more choice. This stunning Italian island offers local holidaymakers everything from culture and history to sun and glamour, and we are going on sale with a fantastic choice of flights, resorts and hotels. This means we now have 36 destinations on sale for Summer 22 from Bristol Airport, and we know that this choice of destinations, coupled with our award-winning flights and real package holidays, will be hugely popular with customers and independent travel agents alike. We continue to be absolutely delighted with the response since announcing our new base at Bristol Airport, and we are very excited about taking customers away with us on our award-winning flights and holidays.’

Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport said: ‘We are delighted that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have added a new Sicilian route, Catania to the route network available from Bristol Airport from summer 2022. This offers customers living in the South West and Wales a wider range of destination choices. The new services to Sicily demonstrate the important role regional airports continue to play in offering choice and connectivity and the added convenience for customers of flying from their local airport, removing the need of unnecessary journey times and carbon footprint travelling to alternative airports. This route compliments the existing route network already available from Bristol Airport.’

With this expansion, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays now have three Italian destinations on sale for Summer 22 from Bristol Airport (Sicily, Naples and Verona) offering customers increased choice, whether it’s an Italian city break or a beach holiday on the La Bella Vita.