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.

Loganair announces new service connecting Teesside International and Bristol

Loganair, the UK-based regional airline, has announced the launch of a new air route between Teesside International and Bristol.

The new service will start on May 24, and will operate a service in each direction Monday to Friday and on Sundays. The 70-minute flight will leave Teesside on weekdays at 14.25, with the return flight departing from Bristol 16.05. Fares start from £49.99 one-way including all taxes and charges. All Loganair fares include a free checked baggage allowance, and tickets will go on sale from March 9.

Loganair Chief Executive Jonathan Hinkles said: ‘We are very pleased to expand our commitment to Teesside International with this direct service to Bristol, connecting two important UK business locations. We’re sure that the new connection will be warmly welcomed by customers travelling for work reasons and by those – just as soon as they can – travelling to visit friends and family.’

‘Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget speech was effusive in his praise of what is being achieved on Teesside, and the awarding of one of the eight English free ports to Teesside and the Treasury’s new economic campus to Darlington emphasises this is one of the UK’s areas of growing importance.

‘Our Teesside to Heathrow service starts today, and these announcements mean we are already looking at increasing flights to London.’

Bristol Airport CEO Dave Lees said: ‘Frequent flights between Bristol and the North of England help foster strong links for business and tourism, which is why Loganair’s new Teesside service is such great news. Teesside is a convenient gateway from which to explore the North England, just as Bristol Airport is the ideal starting point for visitors to South West England and South Wales.’

Loganair returned to Teesside – under its new ownership – on February 1 after an absence of over two years. Since then the airline has established on the key route to Aberdeen; has added London Heathrow flights and is introducing flights from Teesside to Belfast City, Dublin, Jersey and Cornwall Airport Newquay over the coming weeks.

The new service will become the airline’s seventh route at Teesside. As part of the renewed partnership with Teesside International, Loganair has named one of its Embraer 145 jets Spirit of Teesside.

Lufthansa announces daily service from Bristol to Frankfurt

Lufthansa is set to commence a new daily service from Bristol Airport to Frankfurt, starting June 28, 2021.

This is the first Frankfurt service for Lufthansa from Bristol strengthening the South West’s accessibility to Germany. The new route will provide business travellers with increased opportunity to trade in one of the world’s leading financial centres and adds onward connections for leisure travellers. Frankfurt is a popular for world-class attractions, including the opera house, Goethe Museum and the Deutsches Film Museum, with much to explore for tourists and culture seekers.

Commenting on the new service, Andreas Koster, Senior Director Sales UK, Ireland & Iceland, Lufthansa Group, said: ‘We are looking forward to resuming our Bristol service this upcoming summer and offering our customers great connectivity within our world-wide, multi-hub system. 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.’

Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport said: ‘This is incredibly positive news for Bristol Airport and the region. Lufthansa is a major global airline and this decision shows confidence in air travel returning to normal. The new daily service commencing 28 June 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 news is a strong indication of the confidence in the region. We see great potential for this new service and will work with Lufthansa on other exciting route opportunities in the future.’

The Frankfurt service will also provide increased connectivity to long-haul destinations including Tokyo, Cape Town and Singapore. With a global, multi-hub network fares to Frankfurt from Bristol start from £104 return (including taxes, fees, carrier charges and carry on baggage) and are available to book now at lufthansa.com.

Bristol Airport to hold Horrible Histories drive-in Christmas show

Bristol Airport has announced that Car Park Panto, in partnership with the Birmingham Stage Company and Horrible Histories, will organise two performances of Horrible Christmas at the airport on December 19.

In response to increased demand from around the UK as many Christmas events are being cancelled due to Covid 19, Car Park Panto and others will hold a performance of Horrible Christmas at Bristol Airport on December 19.

Staging one of the most popular family festive highlights in a car park, Horrible Christmas presents the evolutionary story of Christmas celebrations, enabling families to enter into the festive spirit in a safe, socially distanced manner from the comfort of their own car. The live theatrical show through the history of Christmas will feature Victorian villains to medieval monks, Puritan parties to Tudor treats, as well as prominent faces likes Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell, King Henry VIII and St Nicholas.

Horrible Histories Actor-Manager Neal Foster of Birmingham Stage Company, said: ‘We were thrilled to be invited to take part in the run of Car Park Party events around the country and were overwhelmed by the response of the audience, who were clearly delighted and relieved to see actors live on stage again. I was totally surprised by just how well Car Park Theatre worked and loved the whole collective experience.’

‘We can’t wait to be back on stage in cities and towns that will be crying out for a Christmas show to entertain their families. As you’d expect from Horrible Histories, it’s not a traditional pantomime, but a journey through the story of Christmas in the company of the season’s most fabulous characters. It’s the perfect story for families this winter, as one young boy battles to save Christmas for the world, in this hilarious, joyous and moving celebration.’

Andrew Morris, Retail Operations Manager, Bristol Airport said, ‘We are delighted to be able to host CAR PARK PANTO, in partnership with the Birmingham Stage Company and Horrible Histories, two amazing performances of HORRIBLE CHRISTMAS at Bristol Airport on 19th December. This year more than ever families need to have the opportunity of enjoying theatre, entertainment and performances in a Covid safe way. This innovative approach will ensure that Christmas cheer and fun can be enjoyed by all the family.’

There are limited tickets for each show priced at £47 per car (£2.50 booking fee applies). Tickets and Terms are available at carparkparty.com.

easyJet holidays commences summer holidays from Bristol Airport

easyJet holidays has commenced its summer holidays from Bristol Airport after travel restrictions and quarantine advice changed.

easyJet holidays has commenced routes to destinations such as Dalaman and Zakynthos from Bristol Airport. In preparing customers for holidays amid the continuing health risks due to Coronavirus pandemic, easyJet holidays has created a customer video and provided detailed information pages on its website – a Covid-19 response and a safety and wellbeing centre.

Matt Callaghan, Customer Director at easyJet holidays said: ‘This is a really big moment for us and it is hugely exciting to be taking our first customers away this summer. We know how important holidays are to us all and we also recognise that for many a holiday this year feels even more significant. We’ve made a series of commitments and put in a number of steps to help ensure customers can have a safe and enjoyable holiday. We’d also like to say a huge thank you to all of our partners for the part they have played in getting ready for today.’

Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport said: ‘We are delighted to see the return of easyJet holidays to Bristol Airport today opening up even more opportunities and providing a wider choice of destinations for customers in the region. Holidays and a trip away are known to benefit personal wellbeing and never has a time been more significantly important in providing customers the opportunities of enjoying a well-earned holiday and some relaxing time away. As we see the number of destinations increase from Bristol Airport it becomes even more important to ensure our customers feel safe. We are confident we have the measures in place with Safe journeys start here, our three step plan, Get ready> Stay safe> Let’s travel providing the extra Covid measures to facilitate safe travel and allow customers to fly with confidence.’

The UK-based airline is also offering new comic book inspired face masks for children on flights. The masks, designed by Irish artist Will Sliney, who is known for his work on Marvel comics Spider-Man and Star Wars, are among the new measures the airline has introduced on flights to help ensure the safety of all customers and crew onboard.

easyJet holidays is offering a range of holidays bookable through to October next year. All holidays include 23kg of luggage per person, with transfers included on beach holidays.