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easyJet celebrates flying 70 million passengers from Bristol Airport

easyJet has celebrated flying 70 million passengers to and from Bristol Airport by surprising a lucky couple with free flights

  • Bristol’s largest airline has also launched a new route to popular Mediterranean island, Malta for next summer 


easyJet, Bristol’s largest airline, has today celebrated carrying 70 million passengers to and from Bristol Airport since it started flying there in May 2001.

To mark the occasion the airline surprised John and Lynda Booker from Gloucester,  flying today from Bristol to Tenerife with free easyJet return flights.

The news follows easyJet’s announcement earlier this month that the airline will operate a new route between Bristol and Malta next summer. The new connection to the popular Mediterranean island will operate twice weekly from 3rd April 2024, offering customers even more choice and flexibility for their summer holidays next year.  

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said:

“We are so proud to be in Bristol today marking a key milestone as we celebrate flying 70 million passengers from Bristol. Our first flights from Bristol took off for the first time 22 years ago and since then we’ve been committed to Bristol to providing great value fares and convenient connections for our customers from across the South West whether they’re travelling for business or leisure.

“And of course, I have to thank our fantastic customers for their loyalty and support and, we remain excited about the future at Bristol.”

The airline launched its first services from Bristol in May 2001 starting with routes to Palma, Faro and Nice.  

For over 20 years easyJet has been the largest airline in Bristol and now operates 17 aircraft on 70 popular leisure and business destinations

For more information on easyJet’s network from Bristol, visit

Rupert Lawrie, Commercial Director, Bristol Airport said:

“This is an amazing milestone and a demonstration of the successful partnership between easyJet and Bristol Airport. The extensive route network offers passengers in the region an incredible choice and flexibility of flights, whilst using their local airport. Since 2001, easyJet’s commitment to Bristol Airport has seen continued growth in their base and investment in a large fleet of Airbus aircraft, supporting the strong aircraft and aerospace manufacturing sector in the region. We look forward to further development of the long-standing relationship and extending route network opportunities in the future.”