TUI launches winter 2021/22 and summer 2022 programmes from Bristol Airport

TUI UK has announced that winter 2021/22 holidays from Bristol Airport are on sale and will launch its summer 2022 schedule from November 5.

The move comes after a customer survey held in September revealed that 86 per cent of customers said that they expect to go holiday again by next summer – to ‘make up’ for not being able to travel this year. Customers can book their future holidays for deposits starting from £75 per person and £0 deposit on direct debit bookings made online.

Richard Sofer, Commercial & Business Development Director at TUI said: ‘Our latest customer survey and booking patterns for next summer indicate that the great British public are looking forward to future holidays even more so as they may have been unable to take one this year. This is why we have launched our future holiday programmes through to the end of October 2022, so that families and couples alike can plan ahead to next year and beyond to make informed choices about what will make their perfect holiday from the wide range we have on offer.’

The airline is offering 20 destinations from Bristol Airport for winter 2021 with strong demand registered for Gran Canaria so far. The winter 2021/22 programme will see the reintroduction of four popular routes from Bristol Airport including Keflavik, Iceland; Naples, Italy; Palma, Majorca; and Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. There will also be more flights to Hurghada, Egypt and Gran Canaria and Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

From February 2, 2022 TUI flights to Keflavik will be operating on Sundays and Wednesdays from Bristol Airport up until March 2, 2022. Customers have the choice of either TUI holiday package with two excursions included, or a ‘go at your own pace’ First Choice package for those who prefer more flexibility to plan their own itinerary. Both packages are available in 3-, 4- and 7-night durations.

The airline is offering 36 destinations from Bristol Airport for summer 2022, including long haul favourites Cancun and Florida. A large Turkey programme will also be available, with four weekly flights to Antalya and Dalaman, in addition to Bodrum flights, while customers have eight Greek islands to choose from.

18 percent of customers surveyed said they would favour booking a villa holiday with car hire included for summer, making social distancing easier. Accordingly, TUI is offering 150 villas with flights and car hire included for summer 2022 in Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, mainland Spain, Portugal, Italy and Florida.

Dave Lees, Chief Executive, Bristol Airport said: ‘We welcome the announcement of the TUI winter 2021/2022 and summer 2022 flight programmes from Bristol Airport as it is a clear indicator of the aviation industry slowly recovering and gradually returning to normal. The flight programme extends the choice of TUI flights and holidays available from Bristol Airport, including the ever-popular family destinations of Florida and Cancun. The destinations will help ensure TUI offers customers throughout the South West and Wales a great choice and options of holidays available from their regional airport.’

easyJet launches new Bristol-Gran Canaria route, three new routes at London Luton

easyJet, a leading British low fares airline, has launched new flights from Bristol Airport to Las Palmas airport in Gran Canaria.

The inaugural flight took-off last week, with the airline scheduled to fly up to twice a week through autumn and winter. The route is aimed at families looking for an escape to warmer climes in October and through winter. UK travellers and holidaymakers can also choose to travel to other winter sun destinations from Bristol Airport such as Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Funchal in Madeira.

Travellers and holidaymakers from across the South West and Wales will be able to travel to Gran Canaria’s winter sun starting from GBP26.99 per person. Fares are for one-way, including taxes and based on two people on the same booking. Flights can be booked at www.easyjet.com.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager, commented: ‘We’re really pleased to launch yet another great route from Bristol Airport which is already proving extremely popular with our passengers. Gran Canaria has a something for everyone – from enduring beaches to the sand dunes in Maspalomas, the shopping in Las Palmas to the night time entertainment in Playa del Ingles.

‘We’re absolutely committed to making travel easy and affordable for our passengers in the South-West and Wales – we now fly to 60 destinations from Bristol Airport and it’s one of the biggest bases in our network.’

The UK budget airline has also recently launched new routes from London Luton Airport including the twice-weekly service to Tenerife South (TFS), which departed on September, 20. Across the new routes, which also included the recent launches to Gran Canaria and Toulouse, easyJet is expected to fly an extra 1,100 passengers a week from the airport, with over six million passengers expected to travel from Luton this year, an increase of 500,000 in the last 12 months.

Simon Harley, Head of Business Development at London Luton Airport, said: ‘The new routes launched by easyJet are a great addition to the growing list of over 130 destinations available from London Luton (LLA). The announcement comes at an exciting time for LLA against a backdrop of record passenger numbers and the largest development in the airport’s history, which will transform the passenger journey and increase capacity from 12 million to 18 million passengers per year. We look forward to working with easyJet to further develop its network from LLA.’

easyJet announces new flights from Bristol Airport to Las Palmas

easyJet, the UK-based low fares airline, has announced a new route on sale from Bristol Airport to Las Palmas in Gran Canaria.

Las Palmas, officially Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is the capital of Gran Canaria, located in the northeast part of the Spanish island, about 150 kilometres off the north-western coast of Africa. Locally known as the ‘Eternal Spring,’ Las Palmas enjoys a very mild desert climate with mild to warm temperatures throughout the year.

From September 28 through autumn and winter, passengers from across the South West and Wales will be able to fly directly to Las Palmas once a week at prices starting from £25.49 per person with easyJet. The new route is aimed at holidaymakers and families looking to escape to warmer climates over the October half term, or for those looking for a city break.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager, said: ‘We’re delighted to be adding Las Palmas to our network from Bristol Airport. Gran Canaria has a bit of everything – from enduring beaches to the sand dunes in Maspalomas, the shopping in Las Palmas to the night time entertainment in Playa del Ingles. We are confident this will be a popular choice for families and holidaymakers over the winter season.

‘easyJet now flies to 59 destinations from Bristol Airport meaning our passengers have a great choice of some of Europe’s best city, ski, summer and winter destinations to choose from, including Amsterdam, Innsbruck, Porto and Reykjavik in Iceland.’

Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol Airport said: ‘We are delighted to welcome this additional route to the easyJet network. This will offer customers flights to all of the four key Canary Islands and further extends the choice of destinations available. We look forward to working with easyJet on developing the route network available from Bristol Airport.’

Tickets for the new Bristol to Las Palmas route are available for booking at www.easyjet.com.