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easyJet celebrates start of new flights from Bristol Airport to Venice and Nantes

Created: 24th Mar 2016

easyJet celebrated the inaugural flights of two new routes from Bristol Airport to Venice and Nantes, with passengers being welcomed on board with chocolates to jointly mark the Easter period.


The airline’s first flight from Bristol to Venice Marco Polo took-off on Wednesday afternoon (23 March) and flights to Nantes commenced on Thursday (24 March), with hundreds of passengers jetting off to the new destinations for their Easter holidays. Both routes combined are expected to carry around 70,000 tourists in and out of Bristol Airport each year.

Passengers in the South-West can take advantage of easyJet’s flights from Bristol to Venice from just £32.24* per person, with flights to the romantic destination taking-off up to four times a week year-round. Flights to the French city of Nantes will operate on Mondays and Thursdays over the summer period with prices starting from only £22.24* per person (one-way, including taxes and based on two people on the same booking).

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager, commented:

“We’re thrilled to have welcomed our first passengers onboard our Bristol to Venice and Nantes flights.

"Since we announced we’d be starting the routes in October and November last year, they’ve proved extremely popular with bookings from both inbound and outbound tourists.

“Being one of the most romantic and magical places in the world, Venice often tops peoples list of places to visit at least once in their life. Meanwhile, Nantes attracts flocks of holidaymakers every year thanks to its numerous art galleries, museums, fine dining and beautiful architecture.”

Shaun Browne, Aviation Director, Bristol Airport, said:

“We are delighted with these new services to Venice and Nantes with easyJet. The Italian and French markets are vitally important for us and we see continued growth both from a business and inbound visitor perspective.”

Bristol is a key market for easyJet with 58 destinations available from the airport to the rest of Europe and beyond. Earlier this year the airline marked a milestone in carrying over 40million passengers since launching operations in Bristol just over 14 years ago.

The airline last month opened its 27th base in Venice as part of its growth strategy in Italy. As part of the base opening, easyJet unveiled an aircraft with a special livery featuring one of Venice’s iconic gondolas that will help to promote the city across the 32 countries easyJet flies to.