easyJet is expanding its services from Bristol International Airport with a new route connecting the South West with the Polish capital - Warsaw.
The three times weekly service will commence on 2 October, operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with fares from £27.99 one way (£49.98 return including taxes). Seats will go on sale at www.easyJet.com later today.
Last month the airline also unveiled plans to increase the frequency on its Bristol to Paris route, from one to two flights daily making it more attractive for business passengers as well as those travelling for leisure. Seats for the additional Paris flights, which commence on 8 May are now on sale.
Tony Hallwood, Bristol International Airport’s Aviation Development Director, said:
“We are excited by the introduction of Warsaw to our list of international destinations. As one of Europe’s fastest-growing capital cities it will be a magnet for the short-break leisure traveller as well as opening up new business links between Bristol and Poland. This route will also attract a significant number of in-bound visitors to the region, many of whom will be visiting Poles living and working here.
“Equally good news is the increased frequency on easyJet’s Paris service, which addresses demand on this key route, particularly from the South West’s business community.”
easyJet currently operates a service between London Luton and Warsaw, which has proven to be popular with both business and leisure travellers alike. So with the large Polish community in the South West, easyJet expects this new route from Bristol to not only be an attractive city break destination, but also to further develop business links and enable local Polish workers to return home to visit their families. The airline expects to carry 50,000 passengers on the new Bristol route in the first 12 months.
easyJet recognises the strong links between the two communities and, as the only carrier connecting the region to Poland, is reinforcing its commitment to its Polish routes with an increase in frequency on the Bristol - Krakow service from three times weekly to daily. 100,000 passengers are expected to fly on this route within the next year.
As a result of strong demand, easyJet is also increasing the frequencies on its route between Bristol International and Paris Charles De Gaulle from once to twice daily, adding a morning departure that will now allow a day return, from 8 May 2007.