Up, up and away to Reykjavik and Marrakech from Bristol Airport
By Carol_Deacon | Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 11:05
easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has today announced two new routes for Bristol Airport – with flights to Reykjavik and Marrakech launching in December 2013.
Flights start in December
The new flights went on sale this week at www.easyJet.com and will offer the South West's only connection to Iceland.
easyJet will operate the routes using 156 seater Airbus A319 and expects to carry more than 55,000 passengers during the first 12 months.
Flights to Marrakech will start on 14 December 2013 and operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays with fares from £33.99
Flights to Reykjavik will start on 12 December 2013 and operate on Thursdays and Sundays with fares from £31.99 based on two people travelling together.
easyJet commercial manager Ali Gayward said: "We are pleased to announce two new routes for Bristol Airport today offering exciting new holiday destinations for people across the South West.
"The new flights went on sale this morning and we expect to carry around 55,000 passengers in the first year thanks to the broad appeal of Iceland and Morocco.
"Reykjavik is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for UK holidaymakers who are attracted to the fantastic scenery and natural beauty as well as the thriving bar and restaurant scene.
"Marrakech boasts luxury hotels, rich history and culture and excellent shopping opportunities with a flight time of just over four hours."
Bristol Airport chief executive officer Robert Sinclair said: "This week's announcement adds two more exciting destinations to easyJet's extensive route network from Bristol, which is the largest available at any UK airport outside London.
"It also brings two new countries within easy reach from Bristol Airport, taking the total number of nations served by direct flights to 32."
easyJet is the largest airline operating from Bristol Airport with up to 11 aircraft permanently based at the site, 420 staff employed locally and 46 destinations served.
The airline flies more than three million passengers to and from the airport annually.