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On Tuesday 30 April 2013, Ryanair commenced a new route to Szczecin in Poland from Bristol Airport. Passengers on the first flight were welcomed at check-in with an eye-catching word search board linking Bristol Airport, Ryanair and Szczecin. (see attached photo).
The introduction of this new route brings the number of Polish destinations served from Bristol Airport to nine, with a total of 23 departing flights each week. This is the largest number of direct Polish routes operated by Ryanair from any British airport outside London.
Szczecin is an energetic and enthralling city where the River Oder flows into the Baltic Sea. Today it is the capital of the province, Western Pomerania, and is full of unique character and charm. It is the country's seventh-largest city and is a major seaport with a strong maritime industry, with a busy port and repair shipyard. It is situated near the border between Germany and Poland.
Szczecin is not the only new Ryanair route starting from Bristol Airport this summer. On Saturday 27 April a new flight to Chania, Crete commenced. This Mediterranean island is famed for its mountainous landscapes and laidback atmosphere. Rich in history, including the ruins of the Minoan palace of Knossos, but with lively nightlife, Crete offers the best of ancient and modern cultures.
Shaun Browne, Bristol Airport’s Aviation Director said: “We are delighted with these two new destinations. This brings the total number of Ryanair destinations for summer 2013 from Bristol to 32. The range of destinations will suit both the leisure and business traveller.
“The growth in services between Bristol Airport and Poland demonstrates the strength of the cultural and business links the country has with the South West and Wales. Szczecin in particular, has similarities with Bristol as a centre for the service industry and maritime business in Poland.”
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