Bristol airport to Bologna with Ryanair

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By Carol_Deacon | Saturday, February 01, 2014, 12:18

Fancy flying from Bristol direct to Bologna in North Italy? 

Well from April this year you can.

Low cost airline Ryanair announced its new route will operate twice weekly.  

And for 2014 the company is introducing allocated seating, small second carry-on bag, easier website booking and quiet flights making it the ideal choice for family and friends planning their summer 2014 holiday.

Ryanair spokeman Maria Macken said: "Our new Italian route will operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays from Tuesday, April 1. 

"Passengers in the South West now have a choice of 29 routes this summer including three Italian routes to Milan Bergamo, Venice and Bologna giving them more choice than ever on Ryanair's low fares routes. 

"Ryanair's new Bologna route will go on sale by clicking HERE with fares starting from £24.99."

Travel publisher Lonely Planet says Bologna boasts one of Italy's great medieval cityscapes – an eye-catching ensemble of red-brick palazzi, 

It says: "The Renaissance towers and 40km of arcaded porticoes – Bologna is a wonderful alternative to the north's more famous cities. 

"Italy's culinary capital, it's an attractive, animated place; a large student population and active gay scene ensure a vitality that's so often missing in many of Emilia's smaller towns.

"Nicknamed la rossa ('the red' – as much a political moniker as reference to its colourful buildings), Bologna has long had a reputation for left-wing militancy. "Passions have cooled since students faced down tanks in 1977, but the city remains highly political. Italian prime minister Romano Prodi is from Bologna and the university, Europe's oldest, is still a source of student agitation.

To read more click HERE.

Bristol Airport is the UK's fifth largest airport outside London and the ninth largest in the UK.  

Planning permission is in place to develop and enhance facilities to enable Bristol to handle 10 million passengers per annum.  

Development commenced in November 2011 and the first of more than 30 separate projects – the construction of three new aircraft stands – was completed in spring 2012.  

Other major components include a central walkway designed to accommodate future long-haul services and set for completion in June 2014, an extension to the terminal building to almost double its size, a new multi-level car-park with public transport interchange on its top level, and an on-site hotel.

Bristol Airport directly employs approximately 200 people with a wider employee community of nearer 3,000 from North Somerset and beyond and offers direct services to more than 100 airports across the world.

      

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