The inaugural flight for Brymon Airways’ new service to Munich took to the skies this week with an official send off at Bristol International Airport, marking the airline’s second new route to Germany in as many months.
A group of key local travel agents was among the first passengers to try out the new direct service, which was sent on its way by Brymon’s General Manager Commercial, Mike Coombes, and Bristol International’s Managing Director, John Parkin.
Munich is a key commercial and tourist destination, and the travel agents spent a day discovering the attractions and opportunities the city has to offer for both the business and leisure traveller.
A traditional German band performed for passengers as they boarded the first flight.
Mike Coombes, Brymon’s General Manager Commercial, commented: “We are really pleased to be able to launch this new service to Munich so soon after our Frankfurt service, further strengthening the West’s air-links with Europe. We believe both business and leisure travellers will be interested in the new route. We’ve already had strong support from the local business community, and we also look forward to developing inclusive holidays and short breaks with some of the major tour operators.”
John Parkin, Managing Director of Bristol International, added: “Services like this, and Brymon’s recently added Frankfurt route, show that the region demands major international destinations. We now boast flights to five major European hubs, and believe a transatlantic service can also be supported.”
The Munich service operates daily in each direction, except on Saturdays. Flights depart from Bristol International at 11.30am, arriving at Munich at 2.40pm local time. Return flights leave Munich at 3.20pm local time, arriving in Bristol at 4.30pm.
The new route also provides through-flight connection between Glasgow and Munich.
Brymon is offering a special introductory fare of £99 return (£149 return from Glasgow), fully inclusive of taxes, fees and charges, until 31 December 2000. The new service offers the British Airways Club Europe and Euro Traveller products.
Brymon Airways is a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways.