easyJet, Bristol’s largest and Europe’s leading airline, has today announced two new routes for Bristol Airport, with services to Dubrovnik in Croatia and the French city of Nantes starting in 2016.
The two new routes will operate in the summer months. easyJet’s flights to Dubrovnik will start on 19 June 2016, flying twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays. Flights to Nantes will start on 28 March 2016 every Monday and Thursday. Flights went on sale today at www.easyjet.com with fares for both starting from £35.49* one way per person.
In 2015 alone the airline has started, or announced the start dates of, an impressive 12 new destinations, meaning its customers in the South-West can now choose from 58 destinations in total. Earlier this year easyJet’s first flights to Bilbao, Catania, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Lanzarote, Porto and Zante took off, and another five have been announced: Basel, Vienna, Venice, Dubrovnik and Nantes.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager, said:
“We’re delighted to be putting these two fantastic destinations on sale from Bristol Airport.
“There is a growing demand for short and long breaks to both Dubrovnik and Nantes and we’re pleased to be able to make it convenient for our customers in the South West to visit both.
“Our expansion and ever-growing portfolio at Bristol Airport shows our commitment to making travel easy and affordable for leisure and business travellers in the South West. We have an unrivalled network with something for everyone and we’re looking forward to welcoming passengers onboard our new two new flights next summer.”
Pete Downes, Head of Aviation, Bristol Airport commented:
“Today’s announcement of two new easyJet routes from Bristol is great news for customers in our region. With over 30,000 people in the South West & Wales currently using London airports to fly to Dubrovnik, we know this route will prove a popular choice and make it easier than ever for passengers to choose their local airport first.
“Similarly, Nantes, as the gateway to both the Loire Valley and the Atlantic Coast, brings some of the best of France within easy reach on a flight of just 80 minutes.”
Based on the Adriatic Sea Dubrovnik attracts visitors from across Europe thanks to its picturesque bays and beaches and rich artistic history.
The city is surrounded by medieval walls and many of its key buildings, museums and churches are constructed from finely carved stone. The city was granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in the late 70s and provides the perfect setting for travellers to wander around and explore.
Dubrovnik provides easy access to many other beautiful surrounding areas, from the village of Mlini to the local town of Cavtat and even Kotor, Montenegro, a two hour drive away which has just been listed in the top 10 cities in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016.
The city of Nantes, based in the West of France, is home to numerous art galleries, museums, fine dining and beautiful architecture.
At the heart of the city and a must-see is the castle Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, holding five centuries of medieval history. Visitors can explore the full circuit of the battlements, the gardens and the courtyard. The Museed’Histoire Naturelle, a museum dedicated to the region’s history, is located in the Chateau grounds.
Visitors can take a river cruise or walk along the banks of the river Liore, admire the botanical gardens or ride on The Great Elephant – a mechanical designed elephant that brings the imaginary world of writer Jules Verne’s novel The Steam House to life.
*one-way, including taxes and based on two people on the same booking.