easyJet has announced it will launch a new
daily service from Bristol to Paris, Charles de Gaulle, on 30 October 2006.The
airline which has carried over 16m passengers since it started operating from its
Bristol base in May 2001, is the largest carrier in the region. Bristol is the
airline’s largest UK base outside of London accounting for 11% of easyJet’s total
In the last year easyJet carried 3.5m passengers from Bristol and expects to carry
close to 50,000 passengers on this new route in the next 12 months.
Katie Hetherington, easyJet Marketing Manager for Bristol, said:
“easyJet is delighted to be offering another fantastic new route from Bristol to
Paris. Not only will this new service be ideal for cultural city-breaks away but is
also great news for business travellers who will be able to take advantage of
easyJet’s famously low fares and flexible travel benefits.
easyJet is committed to Bristol International airport and has recently converted its
south-west base to wholly Airbus 319 operations, these brand new air craft provide
even greater comfort, reliability and efficiency. The addition of another aircraft,
which takes the Bristol based fleet to nine, has also resulted in greater
frequencies and more jobs to the region.”
Tony Hallwood, Aviation Development Director at Bristol International Airport, said:
“The new daily scheduled service to Paris Charles de Gaulle is fantastic news for
local business and leisure travellers alike, offering improved flight frequency to
the French capital from Bristol International. The introduction of easyJet’s 31st service from Bristol will provide an even more
convenient and affordable gateway to this leading global cultural and business
easyJet has also been nominated this year for a
World Travel Award as Europe’s Leading Budget / No Frills Airline.