Accessibility Passengers Corporate and Jet2holidays take off to Malaga and Chania for the first time from Bristol Airport

Inaugural flight will depart to Malaga today, marking the first time the companies have operated to the Spanish city from Bristol Airport

  • First flight to Chania (Crete) from Bristol Airport to follow on 24th July
  • Launch of flights and holidays to Malaga and Chania from Bristol Airport comes as part ofcom and Jet2holidays’ expanded programme for Summer 23 and Jet2holidays will wave off their first flight to Malaga from Bristol Airport this morning (Thursday 20th July), when their inaugural flight to the Spanish city departs.

The busy flight will mark the start of the leading leisure airline and UK’s largest tour operator giving local customers a taste of Spain by operating up to four weekly services (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) to Malaga from Bristol Airport until 19th November. and Jet2holidays are expanding their programme even more next week from Bristol Airport, as their inaugural flight to Crete (Chania) will depart from Bristol Airport on 24th July, offering weekly Monday services until 30th October. 

The start of flights and holidays to Malaga and Chania is part of and Jet2holidays’ expanded programme for Summer 23 from Bristol Airport. In addition, packages are also on sale through Jet2CityBreaks to the historic city of Malaga.

Located on the south coast of Spain, Malaga is a city full of life with grand castles and gardens sitting on the shimmering Mediterranean. Dating back to Roman times, the city offers ancient arenas, Moorish fortresses, baroque cathedrals and neoclassical palaces. Ideal for a city break in both summer and winter, Malaga also boasts a modern edge with an abundance of contemporary art, cultural seafood dining, shopping promenades and lively fiestas.

For customers looking to spend their holiday hopping between picturesque harbours, emerald-green gorges and sparkling lakes, they should look no further than a charming getaway to Chania. Located on the western side of the Greek island of Crete, there is a whole menu of Blue Flag beaches for them to soak up the sunshine. Stunning Venetian mansions, fountains and churches will also greet customers as they stroll around the well-preserved historical monuments of the Old Town. and Jet2holidays are offering a huge programme for Summer 23, with 32 sun and city destinations on sale from Bristol Airport. This offers local customers and independent travel agents with unrivalled choice and flexibility when it comes to booking or enjoying a much-needed getaway to their favourite summer destinations.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: “We are delighted to be waving off our first flight to Malaga from Bristol Airport today and look forward to seeing our inaugural flight to Chania take off from the base next week too. The addition of these stunning holiday destinations to our Summer 23 programme from Bristol Airport has proven to be extremely popular with customers and independent travel agents looking for glorious sunshine alongside that authentic cultural experience. Malaga and Chania are fantastic additions to our enormous Summer 23 programme from Bristol Airport, and it means we are extending our popular costal holiday offerings significantly for locals in the Southwest. As the UK’s largest tour operator, we are giving customers and independent travel agents unrivalled choice when it comes to enjoying a holiday from Bristol Airport this Summer 23, with award-winning customer experience on top.”

Rupert Lawrie, Commercial Director, Bristol Airport said: “We are delighted and Jet2holidays are extending the route network from Bristol Airport.  This is great news for travellers from across the Southwest and South Wales, Malaga and Chania are stunning destinations with a wealth of interesting attractions for visitors.  

“Airlines increasing destinations demonstrates customer confidence and shows the important role regional airports continue to play. By offering choice and connectivity with the added convenience for customers of flying from their local airport, removes the need of unnecessary journey times and carbon footprint travelling to alternative airports. These routes complement the existing route network already available from Bristol Airport.”

Eleni Skarveli, Greece National Tourism Organisation, Director UK & Ireland, added: “This is exciting news for Crete lovers as this new route, connecting Bristol and Chania, gives them the chance to discover the secrets of Cretan cuisine, and unwind on secluded beaches like Elafonissi, Balos or Gramvousa. Chania serves as the perfect hub for exploring southern Crete, with opportunities for holidaymakers to delve into the wonders of Crete and explore the destination’s delicious food, stunning beaches, and thrilling adventures. We look forward to welcoming even more holidaymakers to Chania and showcasing the fantastic Cretan life to them.”

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