18th aircraft will be based in Bristol from next summer creating around 40 local job opportunities at the airport
- The airline will also launch two new routes to Greek Island Skiathos and Tivat in Montenegro with seats on sale from 30th November
- easyJet holidays will also be offering package holidays to the new destinations
Bristol’s largest airline easyJet has today announced it will be expanding its base at the airport with the addition of an 18th aircraft from next summer.
The aircraft will enable the airline to offer customers in the South West even more choice and greater connectivity across the UK, Europe and beyond, including two new summer routes between Bristol and Tivat in Montenegro and the Greek island of Skiathos, with seats on sale from 30th November at easyJet.com and via he mobile app,
Both new routes will operate twice weekly departures with Tivat departing on Mondays and Fridays whilst the new connection to Skiathos will operate from 1st May on Wednesdays and Sundays. offering customers in from across the South West even more choice to visit some of Europe’s best beach destinations.
Over the last 12 months easyJet’s network from Bristol has gone from strength-to-strength with new routes to Marrakech, Belfast City, Enfidha in Tunisia and Chania in Crete. Most recently the airline launched a new route to Malta for next summer which will operate twice weekly from 3rd April 2024.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said:
“We are proud to be Bristol’s largest airline and we continue to see opportunity to offer our customers in the South West even more choice which is why we are delighted to announce the expansion of our aircraft fleet in Bristol and more new routes for our network.
“This is a testament to our focus on providing great value and convenient connectivity at Bristol, while continuing to support job opportunities for the local economy. With flights on sale later this week, now is a great time to book to get the best fares and we can’t wait to welcome customers onboard.”
The new Airbus A320neo aircraft will create around 40 local job opportunities at the as well environmental and operational efficiencies compared to the current generation of aircraft, resulting in at least 15% less CO2 emissions and 50% less noise during take-off and landing.
For over 20 years easyJet has been the largest airline in Bristol offers 70 popular leisure and business destinations. Earlier this month, the airline celebrated carrying 70 million passengers to and from the airport since it started flying there in May 2001.