WTM 2014: EasyJet to start Gibraltar service from Bristol

WTM 2014: EasyJet to start Gibraltar service from BristolThe only direct scheduled service between Bristol and Gibraltar is to be introduced by easyJet next spring.

The budget carrier will run flights up to three times a week on the route, bringing its network of destinations served from the southwest airport up to 47.

Tickets for the new year-round service go on sale on Thursday (November 6).

EasyJet UK commercial manager, Ali Gayward, said: “We’re really pleased to be introducing Bristol’s only direct air link to Gibraltar airport.

“With a year round service, affordable fares and flight time of just over two and a half hours, we’re confident that it will prove a popular service for both business and leisure travellers. We will have more than 19,000 seats available on the new service next summer alone.”

Airport aviation director, Shaun Browne, added: “Bristol airport is delighted to play its part in extending the air links between the UK and Gibraltar.

“The city of Plymouth in the south-west has a strong connection to Gibraltar through its rich naval and marine industry history, and more recently the financial services sector plays an important role in both our economies.

“This new flight will provide easy access and improve connections for both business and leisure passengers.

“It is interesting to note that this new route will offer the closest direct air link between Gibraltar and any UK airport, according to Great Circle Mapping.

“We are pleased that Bristol airport can contribute to the strengthening of ties between Gibraltar and the UK.”

Sourced from Travel Weekly

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