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Movie star camel launches easyJet’s new Marrakech flights from Bristol

Created: 12th Dec 2013

easyJet celebrated its’ new flight to Marrakech this morning with a camel ‘meet and greet’ for passengers.

Bringing a flavour of Morocco to Bristol Airport, celebrity camel Kokosa posed for photos with passengers and cabin crew.

The seven foot camel, from Joseph’s Amazing Camels in Chipping Norton, is no stranger to the cameras having starred in Disney’s John Carter, Brit film Nativity! and TV shows including Top Gear and Location, Location, Location.

Two new easyJet routes from Bristol Airport were announced earlier this year and the airline expects to carry over 55,000 passengers on flights to Iceland and Morocco over the next year. The first flight to Reykjavik took place today (12 December) and the first flight to Marrakech will take off on Saturday (14 December).

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s Commercial Manager, commented: “These brand new flights offer the South West’s only connection to Iceland and scheduled service to Marrakech and have already proved exceptionally popular additions to our Bristol network. They have both sold well over the Christmas and New Year period for people looking for warmer climates or a glimpse of the Northern lights.

“To mark the inaugural flight to Marrakech we invited a local celebrity down to Bristol Airport to bring a touch of Morocco to the terminal. He was very popular with passengers and crew who queued to have their photo taken.”

Shaun Browne, Bristol Airport’s, Aviation Director said: “Together, these new flights provide passengers across the South West and South Wales access to an increased range of destinations at very affordable prices without having to travel to airports outside the region.

“The routes will appeal to the business or leisure passenger and offer in-bound visitors the opportunity of either a weekend break or a longer getaway.”

For more information about the new routes or to book seats please visit

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