easyJet announces three routes from Bristol this winter

easyJet, the UK-based European regional airline, has announced three brand new routes from Bristol to Larnaca, Are Ostersund and Sofia.

The new routes are part of the 16 new routes easyJet has put on sale across the UK. Flights to Larnaca will take off from Bristol twice a week starting October 28. Bristol’s skiing and snowboarding passengers are offered a weekly route to Are Ostersund, starting from December 9, while the route to Sofia offer passengers a city break to the historic Bulgarian city, flying twice a week from December 8. The new routes come as the airline continues to expand in Bristol.

Fares to the destinations start from £30.74 for Bristol to Larnaca; from £36.70 for Bristol to Are Ostersund and from £38.72 for Bristol to Sofia. Tickets for these flights are on sale now at www.easyJet.com.

Ali Gayward, easyJet UK Country Manager, said: ‘We’re delighted to launch flights from Bristol to Larnaca, Are Ostersund and Sofia.

‘With the addition of these three fantastic destinations from Bristol, our passengers can choose snow, sand or city breaks this winter and enjoy low fares and friendly customer service.

‘easyJet remains committed to sustainable growth and expansion at Bristol and we are excited for these flights to take off this winter.’

Nigel Scott, Business Development Director, Bristol Airport said: ‘We are delighted with easyJet’s exciting news introducing three new routes to Sofia, Are Ostersund (Sweden) and Larnaca. It continues to extend the route network available for passengers in the region.

‘These destinations will prove popular for both the business and leisure passengers. We will continue to work with easyJet, enhancing and developing the route network for the future.’

Wizz Air announces three Central and Eastern Europe routes from Birmingham

Wizz Air, one of the leading low-cost airlines in Central and Eastern Europe, has recently commenced three new routes from Birmingham Airport.

The Polish airline has added Sofia, Bucharest and Wroclaw to its list of low-fare destinations. With the addition of these routes, the airline now operates services to Poland, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary from Birmingham.

The service to the Polish city of Wroclaw, known as one of the largest urban squares in Poland – is operated twice a week from Birmingham Airport, with flights on Mondays and Fridays. Fares start from £15.49 one-way including taxes and non-optional charges.

The new service to the capital city of Sofia, the largest city of the Republic of Bulgaria, departs twice weekly on a Sunday and Wednesday allowing travellers and holidaymakers to explore the ancient city. Founded thousands of years ago, the city is Bulgaria’s cultural and economic centre. Seats with Wizz Air are on sale now with one-way fares from Birmingham Airport available starting £28.49.

UK travellers and tourists can now visit Bucharest, Romania’s capital city, twice a week from Birmingham. The bustling metropolis is popular among tourists for its tree-lined boulevards, architecture and many bars and restaurants. The route will depart Birmingham Airport on a Wednesday and Sunday. Fares start from £28.49 one-way including taxes and non-optional charges.

Tom Screen, Head of Birmingham Airport’s Aviation Development, said: ‘We’re delighted to be able to add these fantastic cities to our list of Central and Eastern European destinations accessible from Birmingham Airport.

‘Having launched only in September last year WIZZ is one of the fastest growing carriers here and it is continuing to go from strength to strength. It’s easy to understand why the carrier is popular with our passengers as it offers low-cost fares to great cities making it an ideal airline for those looking for city breaks or to visit family and friends in Europe.’

Tamara Mshvenieradze, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air, said: ‘We are delighted to see such quick development and demand of our Birmingham routes. The most recent commencements to Wroclaw, Sofia and Bucharest are perfect city break destinations for our customers who wish to explore the hidden gems of Central and Eastern Europe.

Offering outstanding value for money the capitals of Bulgaria and Romania boast beautiful architecture, delicious local cuisine and friendly people. Our friendly crew looks forward to welcoming you on board a WIZZ flight with a smile this summer!’