easyJet celebrates flying 70 million passengers from Bristol Airport

Low cost airline easyJet has this month celebrated flying 70 million passengers either to or from Bristol Airport since their launch at the South West airport back in 2001.

easyJet has become Bristol Airport’s largest airline flying passengers to a wide range of destinations over the past 22 years, with 17 based aircraft the airline flies to over 65 destinations across Europe and Africa. The airline originally started with Boeing 737 aircraft and these were retired for the Airbus A319/A320/A321 aircraft currently operating from the airport. Currently there are 2 based A321neo aircraft and 15 of a mix of A320/A320neo.

Also this month easyJet announced a new route from Bristol Airport to Malta that further expands the routes available from the South West regional airport.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said:

“We are so proud to be in Bristol today marking a key milestone as we celebrate flying 70 million passengers from Bristol. Our first flights from Bristol took off for the first time 22 years ago and since then we’ve been committed to Bristol to providing great value fares and convenient connections for our customers from across the South West whether they’re travelling for business or leisure. And of course, I have to thank our fantastic customers for their loyalty and support and, we remain excited about the future at Bristol.

The airline launched its first services from Bristol in May 2001 starting with routes to Palma, Faro and Nice.  For over 20 years easyJet has been the largest airline in Bristol and now operates 17 aircraft on 70 popular leisure and business destinations.”

Rupert Lawrie, Commercial Director, Bristol Airport said:

“This is an amazing milestone and a demonstration of the successful partnership between easyJet and Bristol Airport. The extensive route network offers passengers in the region an incredible choice and flexibility of flights, whilst using their local airport. Since 2001, easyJet’s commitment to Bristol Airport has seen continued growth in their base and investment in a large fleet of Airbus aircraft, supporting the strong aircraft and aerospace manufacturing sector in the region. We look forward to further development of the long-standing relationship and extending route network opportunities in the future.”