easyJet announces new winter route from Bristol to Egypt
Created: 20th Jul 2021
easyJet and easyJet holidays have confirmed today that a new route and package holidays to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from Bristol will launch from 3 November 2021.
- Seats are now available to book for this winter with great value fares from £97.99*
- The airline is providing more flexibility for flights than ever before through its Protection Promise including fee free flight changes to any date or destination up to 2 hours before departure
easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, and easyJet holidays have today announced the launch of a new route and holidays from Bristol Airport to Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt this winter, with great value fares available for those who want to take a well-deserved and much-anticipated winter-sun getaway this year.
Starting from 3 November, flights and holidays will take off from Bristol Airport to the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, l the perfect destination for year-round sunshine and pristine beaches, from its breath-taking mountain backdrop to the idyllic views and crystal-clear seas. Visitors to Sharm el Sheikh will find it is a beautiful place to explore this winter.
Flights will operate up to twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the winter, with flights scheduled to take off from 3 November 2021. Flights are now on sale at easyJet.com with fares available from just £97.99.*
The new flights and holidays adds even more choice to an already extensive winter 2021 and summer 2022 network of destinations across Europe, North African and the Middle East already on sale with easyJet and easyJet holidays, giving customers the option to book a great value deal to look forward to.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said:
“We are delighted to announce today that we are adding even more exciting destinations to our Bristol network, with new flights to Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. We know our customers can’t wait to go on a long-awaited and well-deserved holiday, so this new route will prove popular for customers wishing to get away for some winter sun and further strengthens our Bristol international network, providing customers with great value fares and ever more choice this winter.”
Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport said:
“We are delighted easyJet is adding another exciting destination of Sharm El Sheik to the Bristol Airport network, this additional route compliments the successful easyJet Hurghada service already available.
“The route further extends the choice and flexibility of flights available from Bristol Airport and will no doubt appeal to travellers throughout the South West and Wales region wishing to use their local Airport. We look forward to working with easyJet on further new route opportunities in the coming months.”
All customers booking flights with easyJet and holidays with easyJet holidays benefit from industry leading flexible booking policies under its ‘Protection Promise’ which means that customers can book now with confidence that if their plans change, so can their booking.
All easyJet customers will now be able to change their flights this summer without a change fee at any time up to two hours before departure, providing even more last-minute flexibility. Unlike other airlines, there are no restrictions on dates or destination; customers can transfer to any flights currently on sale up to the end of September 2022, and to any other destination on the airline’s network which spans 35 countries across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. This means that if some travel restrictions are impacting their destination country, such as self-isolation in destination or on return to the UK, customers can easily change their trip to another country on easyJet’s network. Plus, should a mandatory hotel quarantine impact a customer’s travel destination this summer, customers can now request a refund for their flight within four weeks before departure if the restriction is still in place, even if their flights are still operating.
For package holiday bookings, under its existing Protection Promise easyJet holidays customers only need to pay their balance 28 days before travel, and if they need to make any changes or simply change their mind customers can cancel 28 days or more before departure and receive their deposit back as easyJet holidays credit with any further payments refunded back to the original payment method. easyJet holidays has now enhanced it Covid commitments in line with the traffic light system for any customers due to travel this summer up to 30 September 2021. It means should a holiday destination feature on the ‘amber’ list, customers can make fee free changes within 28 days all the way up to 24 hours before travel. Or should a destination be on the ‘red’ list, holidays here won’t go ahead, and as the planned departure date gets closer, customers can make fee free changes within 28 days or easyJet holidays will cancel the holiday no later than seven days before travel with customers given a full refund.
easyJet has partnered with approved testing firms across Europe so that customers can get access to convenient and affordable testing, including PCR tests from £60 if required for their trip when they book flights and holidays at easyJet.com. The airline has also launched a new travel insurance policy which includes COVID-19 cover as standard. The new COVID-19 travel insurance will cover customers who are diagnosed with COVID-19 ahead of a trip, providing the necessary rearrangements or refunds, as well as cover to customers for any required medical care if diagnosed with COVID-19 during their trip. Customers who are unable to return home due to being diagnosed with the virus are also covered for additional accommodation, necessary medical assistance, and the cost of returning home safely.
The safety and wellbeing of all customers and crew remains easyJet’s highest priority and the airline continues to have a number of biological safety measures in place onboard in line with guidance from the relevant authorities. This includes daily enhanced cabin disinfection effective in protecting against coronavirus for at least 24 hours and mandatory mask wearing for customers and crew. All easyJet aircraft are already fitted with HEPA filters, similar to those used in hospitals, which filter 99.97% of airborne contaminants in the cabin, including viruses and bacteria.