Two new destinations announced for flights from Bristol Airport
BRISTOL Airport passengers will be able to fly to two new destinations from Lulsgate from the autumn.
Rival airlines easyJet and Ryanair both announced new routes this week taking the total number of destinations available from the South West's biggest airport to 102.
The Irish-owned airline Ryanair has announced it will be flying direct to the Polish capital Warsaw direct from Bristol three times a week from this October. The route is aimed at business travel and the large Polish community in Bristol and the surrounding area.
Airline spokesman Maria Macken said: "Ryanair is pleased to announce a new route from Bristol to Warsaw Modlin which will operate three times a week from October 30.
"Passengers in the South West now have a choice of over twenty-nine top Ryanair destinations from Bristol Airport giving them even more choice than ever."
Aviation director Shaun Browne said: "Warsaw will be the twelfth capital city in Europe served direct from Bristol Airport, pictured inset.
"Ryanair's new service further strengthens connectivity between Poland and the South West, improving links for leisure and business travellers, as well as the substantial Polish community in the region."
The airline's main rival announced within a couple of hours that it is launching a direct service to the Danish capital Copenhagen.
EasyJet is also looking at adding even more routes from Bristol and is currently considering a number of options. The budget airline will operate a year-round service to Copenhagen from Bristol from the autumn.
The service will operate four days a week and will provide Bristol travellers with the only direct route to Copenhagen Airport. The inaugural flight will depart from Bristol on October 29.
The service will fly direct to the Danish capital each Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and will be aimed at both the business and leisure market.
Ali Gayward, easyJet UK commercial manager, said: "I am so pleased to be able to announce the launch of the first direct flights between Bristol and Copenhagen.
" I'm sure the route will be popular both with business travellers looking to make the most of Copenhagen's thriving industry and leisure passengers looking for a cultural city break in one of Europe's most beautiful cities."
She added: "We have been looking at increasing our footprint within the business market and the Copenhagen route is a part of that strategy.
"We see Bristol as one of our most important centres in the country and we are looking at building on that."
Shaun Browne added: "Copenhagen has long been on the list of most wanted destinations for passengers across the South West and Wales. Scandinavian services have proved popular in the past, not only attracting outbound passengers but also bringing thousands of visitors to our region. We are confident Danes will come to explore Bristol, Bath and other local attractions, while business and leisure travellers here will benefit from a direct link to another capital city from Bristol Airport."