easyJet celebrates 20 years at Bristol Airport

The 2nd August 2023 marks the 20th anniversary of operations for easyJet at Bristol Airport. The first flight taking off from Bristol back in 2003 using Boeing 737 aircraft. Bristol Airport has become one of easyJets largest bases outside London with 17 based aircraft and over 650 crew employed.

So far the low cost airline has flown 72 million passengers to 70 different destinations both regionally and internationally. easyJet started its very first flights from Bristol Airport initially to Faro, Palma and Nice and since then the airline has continued to grow. This year easyJet has launched four new routes to Crete, Belfast City, Lapland and Tunisia.

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Ali Gayward, easyJet UK regional manager commented on the occasion “We are delighted to be celebrating 20 fantastic years of our base at Bristol Airport. We are so proud to be the largest airline in Bristol, serving 70 destinations with everything from city breaks, holiday hotspots, ski and business destinations offered. easyJet looks forward to continuing to provide low fares and friendly customer service to our passengers in Bristol.”

Dave Lees, Bristol Airport’s Chief Executive Officer also commented “We are delighted to be celebrating this important and invaluable 20 year anniversary between easyJet and Bristol Airport. We’re immensely proud of the relationship we have with easyJet, they play a big part in the success of Bristol Airport – and we look forward to continuing to build on this in the future – with exciting new destinations, increased passenger numbers and importantly the further deployment of the new environmentally friendly quieter and more fuel efficient Airbus NEO aircraft.”

Find out more about the easyJet UK fleet by visiting our sister aviation data website at https://data.freshaviation.co.uk/view-airline/easyJet%20UK/