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March 30th, 2010

Wizz Air to open flights to Bristol

Wizz Air will launch a new route from their Warsaw base to Bristol later this summer. On 19 September they will begin flying twice per week on this route.

February 3rd, 2010

Ryanair go east from Bristol

Ryanair will add two new routes from their Bristol base this summer. From May 2010 they will begin flying from Bristol to Bydgoszcz in Poland and Kaunas in Lithuania.

January 12th, 2010

A further 21 new easyJet routes for 2010

easyJet have continued to launch new routes for 2010 with an announcement of 21 new routes. These include the following flights:

This brings to 70 the total number of new routes that easyJet have announced to be launched in 2010.

September 2nd, 2009

New Ryanair ski routes on sale for December

Ryanair have just put on sale a number of routes for this winter – this includes the following routes:

All of these routes begin from 19 December 2009.

July 31st, 2009

Ryanair launches 39 new Canary Island routes

Ryanair have placed 39 new routes on sale from various European hubs to the Canary Islands. From October 2009 they will begin new flights to Las Palmas, Arrecife and Tenerife (Sur) from Girona, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Brussels (Charleroi), Dublin, Weeze, East Midlands, Frankfurt (Hahn), Glasgow (Prestwick), Liverpool, London (Luton), London (Stansted), Madrid, Oporto and Shannon.

May 20th, 2009

Ryanair reinstate Bristol – Marrakech flights

Ryanair have put flights on sale for a route linking Bristol and Marrakech. This route had previously been removed, but will be reinstated for the winter season on 27 October 2009.

March 19th, 2009

New Ryanair routes from Memmingen and Brussels

Ryanair have announced that they will launch 7 new routes from Memmingen starting from the end of next month. They will launch flights from Memmingen to Girona, Dublin and London (Stansted) in April 2009 and flights to Alghero, Reus, Pisa and Alicante from June.

They will also launch routes from Brussels (Charleroi) to Bristol, Palma and La Rochelle from June.

January 18th, 2009

Ryanair announces expansion at Bristol, Edinburgh and Alicante

Ryanair have this week announced a massive expansion of their operations from Bristol (from July 2009), Edinburgh (from April 2009) and Alicante (from June 2009). The new routes that they will launch are as follows:

January 6th, 2009

14 new easyJet routes for summer 2009

easyJet put 14 new routes on sale yesterday across their European network. The new flights will launch between May and July 2009, and include routes from Bristol to Bastia and Corfu, Liverpool to Bordeaux, Dubrovnik and Naples, Manchester to Bastia, Athens and Corfu, Newcastle to Malta, Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to Ajaccio, Bilbao to Ibiza, Basel to Bordeaux, Berlin (Schoenefeld) to Dubrovnik, and Geneva to Dubrovnik.

June 7th, 2008

Massive additions to Ryanair winter flight schedule

Although Ryanair have made it known that they intend to ground some of their fleet this winter due to the high cost of oil, they have just announced details of 40 new routes that they will begin flying this winter. The new routes begin from the end of October 2008, and include:

December 7th, 2007

New easyJet routes from Bristol

easyJet will add three routes from their Bristol base next year. From 23 April 2008, they will begin flying from Bristol to Split, Biarritz and Olbia. At the same time, they will also launch flights from Edinburgh to Nice and from Glasgow (International) to Faro.

easyJet have also put an additional flight on sale to Pisa from their London (Luton) base. They will begin flying this route from the end of March 2008.

October 12th, 2007

Ryanair to launch three French routes from Bristol

Ryanair continue to announce expansion to their new Bristol base with the addition of three new routes. From May 2008 they will begin flying to Beziers, Bergerac and Pau. This will be the first time that a low-cost airline has flown to Beziers.

July 26th, 2007

Ryanair to fly from Belfast City

Ryanair have put a number of new routes on sale, including flights from Belfast (City). From the end of October 2007, they will begin flying to Belfast (City) from East Midlands, Liverpool and Glasgow (Prestwick).

They have also put flights on sale from Bristol to Turin, from East Midlands to Grenoble, Poznan, Szczecin and Tenerife (Sur), from Liverpool to Budapest, Bydgoszcz, Fuerteventura, Grenoble, Lodz, Szczecin and Tenerife (Sur), and from Glasgow (Prestwick) to Grenoble, Budapest and Kaunas.

New easyJet routes to Gdansk, Bucharest and others

easyJet have put 12 new routes on sale, including their first routes to Gdansk. They will fly to Gdansk from Bristol, Edinburgh and London (Gatwick). They will also begin flying to Bucharest (Baneasa) from London (Gatwick) and Madrid, to Innsbruck from Bristol and London (Gatwick), from Madrid to Paris (Charles de Gaulle) and Palma, from Nice to Brussels (International), and from Milan (Malpensa) to Barcelona and Bari.

Tickets for these new routes are available to purchase now.

July 18th, 2007

easyJet to fly to Madeira

easyJet have put more new routes on sale for the winter 2007/08 season. These include flights from their Bristol and London (Stansted) bases to Funchal. These will be their first routes to Funchal. They will also begin flying from Bristol and London (Gatwick) to Lisbon, from Edinburgh and Bournemouth to Krakow and from Barcelona to Lyon. All of these flights begin operating from 28 October 2007.

May 24th, 2007

Ryanair makes Bristol their 20th base

Today, Ryanair announced that Bristol would become their 20th European base. They announced 13 new routes from their airport, which will begin from November 2007. These include flights from Bristol to Bratislava, Riga, Katowice, Rzeszow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Budapest, Salzburg, Oporto, Knock, Milan (Orio al Serio) and Dinard. This move may surprise some, given that Bristol is a well established easyJet base, and has been for many years.

Ryanair had also announced a new route from Bristol to Derry, but the future of Derry became uncertain today when it had its license to operate flights revoked by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. All flights to Derry are suspended with immediate effect.

April 2nd, 2007

easyJet add flights from Bristol to Warsaw

easyJet will continue to expand their operation from their Bristol hub by adding a new route to Warsaw. They will begin flying this route three times per week from October 2007.

February 26th, 2007

easyJet to launch Milan flights from Bristol

easyJet continue to expand their operation at Bristol with the launch of new flights to Milan (Malpensa). They will begin flying to Milan (Malpensa) daily from 23 April 2007. They will also increase the frequency of their flights from Bristol to Paris (Charles de Gaulle) in October to twice daily.

January 3rd, 2007

easyJet summer flights to Ibiza

easyJet will launch three weekly routes to Ibiza from the UK this summer. From 16 June they will fly from Glasgow (International) and also from Belfast (International) (beginning 07 July) and Bristol (beginning 14 July).

November 28th, 2006

Four new routes for easyJet

easyJet have put four new routes on sale for next year, including Newcastle to Mahon (14 July 2007) and Krakow (30 March), Bristol to Bordeaux from the end of March, and from East Midlands to Ibiza from mid-July.

October 25th, 2006

Fly Gibraltar – a new low-cost airline?

A new airline branding themselves as low-cost is due to begin flying in March 2007. They will operate scheduled flights to Gibraltar from London (Stansted), Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and Dublin. They will provide inflight catering and seat allocations in the ticket price, but are positioning themselves as a budget airline.

Flights are due to go on sale in December.

September 28th, 2006

Massive Ryanair expansion at Girona

Ryanair will add 17 new routes from their Girona base in February and March 2007. These new routes include flights to the Canary Islands and North Africa, with flights to Tenerife (North), Fuerteventura and Marrakech. They will also add flights to other European cities, including Bristol, Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley in the UK, Oporto and Faro in Portugal, Trapani, Bologna (Forli), Pescara and Verona (Brescia) in Italy, Gothenburg (Saeve) and Malmo in Sweden, Aarhus (Denmark), Oslo (Torp) (Norway) and Altenburg (Germany). Flights are on sale now.

August 1st, 2006

Bristol to Paris low-cost connection with easyJet

easyJet will begin flying daily from their Bristol base to Paris (Charles de Gaulle) from 30 October 2006. Tickets are already on sale for this new route.

March 7th, 2006

easyJet announces expansion at Bristol

easyJet will launch 5 new routes from Bristol from 21 July 2006. They will begin flying to Rijeka in Croatia, Krakow in Poland and the French cities of Toulouse, Marseille and La Rochelle.

This will bring the total number of routes they fly from Bristol to 30.

November 16th, 2005

New routes for Air Southwest

Air Southwest have announced a number of new routes from 11 April 2006. They will begin flying from Bristol to Norwich, and from Cardiff to Newquay and Manchester. All services will operate daily.

October 6th, 2005

easyJet announces new routes from Bristol

easyJet will launch 2 new routes from Bristol during the forthcoming winter season. On 01 December 2005 they will launch a service (operating 6 times per week) to Hamburg, and they will begin flying 3 times per week to Grenoble for the winter season.

July 12th, 2005

Ryanair adds 2 new routes from Shannon

Ryanair will launch 2 routes from their new base at Shannon. From 30 October 2005 they will operate a new daily service between Shannon and Bristol.

From 01 November, they will also commence flying a route to Nantes, flying 3 times per week. This is currently the only European low-cost connection to Nantes.

June 2nd, 2005

easyJet adds 5 new summer destinations

easyJet will add 5 new summer routes in July from their various UK bases. These include:

Belfast to Faro (beginning 16 July 2005)
Newcastle to Ibiza (from 23 July)
Liverpool to Ibiza (from 24 July)
London (Gatwick) to Menorca (from 21 July)
Bristol to Menorca (from 23 July)

Tickets are now available to book for these routes.

April 6th, 2005

easyJet announces 3 new Bristol routes

easyJet have announced that they will launch 3 new routes from Bristol from 7 July 2005. They will begin flying to Murcia, Pisa and Inverness. Tickets are available immediately for these new destinations.

January 15th, 2005

flybe adds 2 Bristol routes

For the upcoming summer season, flybe will add 2 routes from Bristol. From 10 February 2005, they will commence flying to Bergerac until the end of October. On 27 March they are due to commence flying to Jersey, also until the end of the summer season. They will be competing with Air Southwest on this route.

November 26th, 2004

Air Southwest expands

Air Southwest will connect a number of cities in the UK and Ireland after 11 April 2005. They are now taking bookings on new routes including Leeds (Bradford) to Plymouth, Bristol to Dublin, Leeds (Bradford) and Newquay, Newquay to Dublin, Leeds (Bradford) and Manchester.

Their schedules would suggest that they are introducing so many new routes with little overhead by including a number of stops (but not changes) on each journey, so in some cases flying times may appear much longer than you’d expect.

Nonetheless, it is about time that some more low-cost routes became available for shorter distances such as some of these.

November 16th, 2004

easyJet summer 05 timetable on sale

Today, easyJet has announced the first part of their summer timetable. Various flights are on sale now from Belfast, Bristol, Newcastle and East Midlands for the summer 2005 season.

easyJet will continue to make the remainder of their timetable available over the coming weeks.

September 6th, 2004

easyJet launch new Bristol – Valencia route

easyJet chose not to continue flying their routes from Bristol to Copenhagen and Bilbao this winter season, however they have just announced that they will begin flying a new route from Bristol to Valencia this winter. The route commences on 03 November 2004 and tickets are on sale now.

August 4th, 2004

easyJet announces 6 more new routes

Flights this winter are already hotting up, despite many remarks that the industry will suffer a blow during the off-peak season. Showing a serious commitment to expansion, easyJet have just announced a further 6 new European routes, including destinations which are completely new to them.

The new routes include London (Luton) and Berlin (Schoenefeld) to Bratislava, London (Luton) to Turin, London (Stansted) to Almeria and Valencia and Bristol to Madrid.

July 17th, 2004

easyJet winter timetable

easyJet have begun the sale of their winter timetable in stages, this includes a number of new routes not previously announced. These new routes include Bristol and Newcastle to Geneva and Rome (Ciampino), Geneva to Alicante, Madrid and Rome (Ciampino), and Paris (Orly) to Madrid.

These routes begin in November 2004 and are on sale now (up until the end of March 2004), with more to be released.

July 13th, 2004

easyJet announce new Eastern European routes

easyJet have today revealed that they will begin flying a further 6 routes in Eastern Europe, from 31 October 2004, bringing their total number of routes in Eastern and Central Europe up to 17.

The new routes include London (Luton) to Warsaw and Krakow, Dortmund to Krakow, and routes between Budapest and Bristol, Newcastle and Geneva. In addition, they will increase the frequency of their service between Budapest and London (Luton).

easyJet have promised even further expansion into Eastern Europe, unlike Ryanair who, despite early promises, are yet to expand in this direction at all.

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