In a recent interview, Dave Lees the boss of Bristol Airport revealed his target list of destinations he would like to be served from the South West airport, and New York was high on that list. Bristol Airport used to have a direct connection to Newark Liberty Airport in the United States and the last flight departed back in November 2010, the flight was operated by Continental Airlines using the Boeing 757-200 aircraft.
The route was cancelled due to what is reported as rising costs, the recession that hit aviation hard and low passenger numbers, possibly linked to fare costs and the recession.
Dave Lees would like to see a Bristol Airport to New York route reintroduced by 2026 describing it as a “key location” that many passengers in the region fly to, at the moment they need to travel to either Heathrow, Gatwick or Manchester in order to reach New York by air. The car journey times to those airports all adding to additional air pollution.
The airport boss has a list of target destinations, New York being one of those along with Dubai and Istanbul. Watch this space as these new routes would be very good for growth at Bristol Airport and for the South West region.