easyJet adds Milan route

easyJet is planning to launch yet another new route from it’s Bristol base to the Italian capital, Milan.  This new daily service will commence on 23 April 2007 with fares from just £24.99 one way (£42.98 return including tax) and the airline expects to carry 100,000 passengers on this route in the next 12 months.

David Osborne, easyJet’s UK General Manager, said:
“easyJet is once again showing its continued commitment to Bristol with the announcement of this new route to Milan.  Following on from the success of our Bristol to Paris route we are also delighted to announce that this route will increase from one to two flights daily from October.

easyJet recognises that these two routes are essential for Bristol, not just for the people of the south west travelling for business or leisure but also to boost the local economy from inbound tourism and business links.  easyJet continues to be committed to Bristol airport and to offering it’s famously low fares as well as great destinations across Europe”

Commenting on the announcement, Tony Hallwood Bristol International’s Aviation Development Director, said:
“This is fantastic news for the airport and the region as easyJet extends its network to include Milan.
“Business and leisure passengers wishing to travel to one of Italy’s most cosmopolitan cities now have a great choice of convenient direct daily flights.  Milan has something to offer everyone from cultural highlights, to luxury shopping in its internationally famous boutiques.
“In addition to being one of the world’s key financial and commercial centres, the city is a popular and convenient gateway for those wishing to travel to visit the Italian Lakes and Mountains. Furthermore, the South West of England will benefit from the many opportunities created by inbound tourism.”
Milan is a city full of culture and top of the “to see” list has to be Il Duomo. This gothic marvel, with 135 spires, took the best part of 500 years to complete. Sant’Ambrogio in the Piazza Sant’Ambrogio is Milan’s most important basilica, and also one of its most beautiful, dating from 379 AD.

Milan is also home to some important museums including the Museo Teatrale alla Scala, which is full of historical mementos of this celebrated opera house. If you get tired of all the culture Milan is, of course, a centre of high fashion, famous for its designer shops and boutiques.  Should you want to venture further afield, the spectacular Italian ski resort of Livigno is just four hours’ drive away. Or Lake Como is just 30 minutes away by car or an hour by train.