The latest scheduled service operated by rapidly expanding regional airline Brymon Airways took to the skies this week when one of its fleet of new jet aircraft took off on the inaugural flight to Frankfurt.
The Embraer ERJ145 to Frankfurt became the 12th service to be operated by Brymon Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of British Airways, from Bristol International Airport.
It was sent on its way by Brymon Airways Managing Director, Louise Fowler, and Bristol International Managing Director, John Parkin.
Ms Fowler said she was delighted that months of detailed planning and negotiations had proved to be successful.
“Frankfurt is Germany’s main financial centre and one of its most important cities and Bristol is a key regional UK city. This new service will enable businesses not just from the South West, but also South Wales to extend their business links with Germany.
“This new service underlines our commitment to expanding our services from Bristol International and our determination to increasing the number of destinations we offer.”
Mr Parkin added: “Bristol International is confident that the business community here in the South West will welcome and strongly support Brymon’s important new jet service to Frankfurt. This underpins our role as a key player in the region’s economy, helping to forge links between the South West and key business centres across Europe.”
The Frankfurt service operates daily in each direction, except on Saturdays. Until October 28, weekday departure time from Bristol is 3.35pm with an 11.30am Sunday departure time. From October 29, weekday departures will be slightly earlier and slightly later on Sundays.
The weekday return flight leaves Frankfurt at 7pm, with a Sunday departure time of 3pm, and Brymon is offering special introductory fares for the new service of £99, fully inclusive of taxes, fees and charges.
Research showed that there was a growing demand for a jet service between Bristol and Frankfurt, but Brymon had strong competition for ideal landing slots at Frankfurt Airport.
The new service brings the number of routes operated by Brymon from Bristol International Airport to 12. The existing routes are to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Paris, Jersey, Guernsey, Cork, Plymouth, Manchester and London (Gatwick).