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easyJet reaches milestone 40 million passengers at Bristol Airport

Created: 19th Jan 2016

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has reached a key milestone in its operation by carrying 40 million passengers to and from Bristol Airport since it launched services 14 years ago.


Since introducing its first flights from Bristol in 2001, the airline has grown significantly. It is now easyJet’s largest airport outside of London and provides direct connections to an impressive 58 destinations, including the recently launched services to Basel, Bilbao, Catania, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Lanzarote, Porto, Vienna and Zante.

easyJet flights from Bristol to Dubrovnik, Nantes and Venice will start in 2016.

The airline also celebrated flying one million passengers between Bristol and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport last month since launching the route in 2006.

Ali Gayward, UK commercial manager for easyJet, commented: 

“We’re really proud that 40 million passengers have chosen to travel with easyJet from Bristol Airport – it’s a testament to the hard work our staff put in every day to provide easy and affordable flights with friendly customer service. 

“We have come a long way since the launch of our first flights from Bristol Airport over 14 years ago and since then Bristol has been a key market for easyJet. We’re looking forward to all that 2016 has to hold for easyJet in Bristol, especially with the launch of our new routes to Dubrovnik, Nantes and Venice.”

Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer, Bristol Airport said:

“This is an incredible milestone and is a demonstration of the successful partnership between easyJet and Bristol Airport. Since easyJet arrived at Bristol in 2001 both companies have been on an amazing journey and now provide customers in the South West and Wales easy and affordable access to air travel with an increasing number of destinations. 

“In 2001 the Airport was handling fewer than 3 million passengers per annum. In 2015 this totalled over 6.76 million passengers. This summer will see easyJet base thirteen aircraft at Bristol. Investment in our facilities, which will total more than £120 million since 2010 when construction of the west terminal extension opens later this year supports continued growth."