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(E) Easyjet launches more flights to Croatia from Bristol
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  03/8/2006 | Tourism | Unrated
(E) Easyjet launches more flights to Croatia from Bristol


Easyjet launches more flights to Croatia

Thursday, 09 Mar 2006 09:34

Split, Croatia, is an ideal point for exploring the islands of Hvar and Brac Printer friendly version

Easyjet is launching cheap flights to a further five cities on top of last week's move into three new markets.

Hot on the heels of its new route to Croatia's third largest city, Rijeka, the low-fares airline revealed it will be flying to Split, Croatia's second largest city after Zagreb, from May.

The addition of Split to the airline's rosters is good news for holidaymakers, as the city is an ideal launch point for the exploration of Croatia's islands such as Hvar and Brac.

Easyjet is also increasing its routes to France and Italy, with Ajaccio in Corsica, Bordeaux, La Rochelle and Rimini new destinations for the airline.

It has added five new routes from Bristol to Rijeka, Toulouse, Krakow, La Rochelle and Marseille, and revealed plans to launch flights between Edinburgh and Alicante in the summer.

"This is a significant announcement from Easyjet," said Andrew Harrison, Easyjet chief executive.

"As well as adding a further Croatian city to the network, we are delighted to be growing even further at our Bristol base, from where we will carry almost three million passengers in the coming year."

Easyjet's new routes

London Gatwick to Split, Croatia – launches May 2nd, four times a week (Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat) with one-way fares from £25.99.

London Luton to Bordeaux, France – launches June 29th, daily, with one-way fares starting from £25.99.

London Luton to Rimini, Italy- launches June 29th, four times a week (Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun) with one-way fares starting from £25.99.

Edinburgh to Alicante, Spain – launches May 20th, Saturdays only, with one-way fares starting from £30.99.

Bristol to Toulouse, France – launches July 21st, daily, with one-way fares starting from £20.99.

Bristol to Krakow, Poland – launches July 21st, four times a week (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun), with one-way fares starting from £25.99.

Bristol to La Rochelle, France – launches July 21st, four times a week (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun), with one-way fares starting from £20.99.

Bristol to Marseille, France – launches July 22nd, three times a week (Tue, Thu, Sat), with one-way fares starting from £20.99.

Bristol to Rijeka, Croatia – launches July 22nd, three times a week (Tue, Thu, Sat), with one-way fares starting from £25.99.

Paris Orly to Ajaccio, Corsica – launches July 14th, daily, with one-way fares starting from €34.99.$314825.htm

easyJet announces MASSIVE expansion at Bristol with five exciting NEW routes

/ easyJet, Europe's leading low-fares airline, is to launch five new routes from Bristol to Krakow, La Rochelle, Marseille, Rijeka (Croatia) and Toulouse this summer.

These routes are the result of the introduction of a ninth aircraft being based at Bristol, bringing the total number of destinations served by easyJet to 30 and increasing the capacity at its Bristol base by almost 10%. The new routes to Krakow, La Rochelle, Marseille and Rijeka are not currently served by any other carrier from Bristol International airport.

In the next 12 months, easyJet expects to carry some 300,000 passengers on these new routes and almost 3,000,000 in total from Bristol.

The introduction of Bristol to Rijeka, Croatia's third-largest city is a new move for easyJet as it spreads its wings outside the EU for the first time. La Rochelle is also a completely new market for the low-fares airline to the vibrant French city, which is situated midway down France's Atlantic seaboard. Krakow, Marseille and Toulouse are currently served by the carrier from other UK airports and following their success easyJet is now introducing them to the Bristol region.

All five destinations should prove popular with both business and leisure passengers, not only for Bristolians travelling abroad, but also for inbound passengers bringing business and tourism to the region.

Last year easyJet converted its Bristol base to a solely Airbus operation, replacing the existing fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft with brand new Airbus 319s. This move reflects easyJet’s continued commitment to Bristol International Airport and the people of the south west.

easyJet's Bristol operation now accounts for over almost 10% of its total network, making it the airline’s largest UK base outside of London with close to 70 daily departures and 8,500 passengers every day.

easyJet also today announced new routes from Gatwick to Split (Croatia), Luton to Bordeaux and Rimini, Edinburgh to Alicante and Paris Orly to Ajaccio (Corsica).

Toby Nicol, easyJet Communications Director commented:

“Bristol’s largest airline is delighted to be announcing more routes to more destinations once again. easyJet is the only airline to offer low-cost flights with both care and convenience for its customers – no wonder almost 3 million people will fly with us from Bristol over the course of the next year.”

Tony Hallwood, Aviation Development Director at Bristol International said:

"This is fantastic news for Bristol, with easyJet having once again reinforced their commitment to grow their business in the south west. By introducing five new routes this summer they now offer an unrivalled choice of exciting destinations for leisure and business travellers.

"Poland has been top of the airport’s ‘wish list’ over the last 12 months and we are pleased that Krakow (a World Heritage City) will be our launch gateway. The increasing numbers of Poles who live in the south west have been instrumental in supporting the airport in securing this route and we look forward to the inbound tourism potential that this route will now offer.

"Rijeka in Croatia is an up-and-coming destination with an attractive coastline and alongside La Rochelle on France’s Atlantic coast, we believe both will be firm favourites with holidaymakers and second home-owners. Meanwhile, the introduction of Marseille, France’s second largest city will provide key business links to the south west and additional Toulouse capacity will be welcomed by aerospace industry and leisure customers alike."

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