First Jet2 flight departs Bristol Airport for Palma de Mallorca

This morning (2nd July) the first Jet2 flight from the low-cost holidays new base, departed Bristol Airport bound for Palma de Mallorca, the first flight was operated by a Boeing 737-800 registration G-JZHT.

Jet2 late last year announced the opening of a new base at the South West regional airport with flights to over 35 destinations across Europe using a fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

The second flight today will depart to Mahon, on the Balearic Island of Majorca, the Spanish islands are currently on the green list of destinations holiday makers can travel to, hopefully in the coming weeks further destinations will be added allowing Jet2 to operate more of its planned flights.

Some of our eagle eyed readers will know that Jet2 has operated from Bristol Airport before, but mainly as Winter charters, these new flights are part of the new flights being offered from its new base. Flights also compete with easyJet, TUI and some Ryanair flights.

Within the Bristol Airport terminal check in desks have been converted to Jet2 branding, the old Costa coffee cafe has been converted into Jet2 desks and offices, the airline has really ploughed investment into the South West regional airport.

Jet2 Checkin Desk Photos: Thanks to Bristol Airport and Jet2