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easyJet celebrates 15 years based in Bristol

Created: 28th Aug 2018

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today celebrated the 15th anniversary of its base at Bristol Airport - its biggest outside of London.

easyJet celebrates 15 years based in Bristol
Celebrations have taken place throughout the day at Bristol airport, including an impressive balloon arch and cake for passengers at the easyJet check-in desk, and one lucky passenger winning a fantastic prize of 2 easyJet return flights to anywhere across the network.

The crew room was filled with decorations and party food for pilots and cabin crew operating the day’s flights.

Ali Gayward, easyJet UK Country Manager, and Dave Lees, Bristol Airport Chief Executive also joined the celebrations alongside cabin crew including Kate Bayley and Suzie Davies, who are proud to have been operating flights from Bristol with easyJet since the base opened 15 years ago.

easyJet is proud to be Bristol’s biggest airline, having flown over 53 million passengers since operations started there. With 15 based aircraft and over 650 crew members, easyJet provides Bristol passengers with 69 domestic and international routes, including the most popular destination Geneva.

Ali Gayward, easyJet UK country director, commented:

“We are delighted to be celebrating 15 fantastic years of our base at Bristol Airport.

“We are so proud to be the biggest airline in Bristol, serving 69 destinations this winter such as Geneva and Barcelona internationally, and domestic routes such as Edinburgh and Newcastle.

“easyJet looks forward to continuing to provide low fares and friendly customer service to our passengers in Bristol.”

Dave Lees, Bristol Airport’s Chief Executive Officer said:

‘We are delighted to be celebrating this important and invaluable 15 year anniversary between easyJet and Bristol Airport.

“We’re immensely proud of the relationship we have with easyJet, they play a big part in the success of Bristol Airport – and we look forward to continuing to build on this in the future – with exciting new destinations, increased passenger numbers and importantly the further deployment of the new environmentally friendly quieter and more fuel efficient Airbus NEO aircraft.’