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Huge Boost For Bristol Airport As Sets Up New Base

Updated: Nov 18, 2020 confirms Bristol will become the groups tenth UK base with flights and holidays launching from next spring.

November 12th, 2020 - The leisure airline and package holiday specialist has now put 33 destinations on sale for next summer including four that are exclusive to the new Bristol base - Izmir in Turkey; Kalamata and Lesvos in Greece; and Costa de Almeria in Spain.

In addition, will fly to 11 destinations next winter, including Geneva, Salzburg and Grenoble all serving the winter sports market. will commence operations at Bristol airport with up to 56 weekly flights and a fleet of three based aircraft serving destinations across Spain, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Portugal and Madeira. The operator currently has 450,000 seats on sale from Bristol.

“This is an incredibly exciting day for and Jet2holidays, as we expand our award-winning flights and holidays to Bristol Airport".

Steve Heapy, chief executive of and Jet2holidays, said:

Heapy explained that the new base was driven by pent up demand from both customers and independent travel agents in the area and they can now finally enjoy 'real package holidays' from Bristol Airport.

The first flight will leave Bristol Airport on April 1st 2021, scheduled for Lanzarote. is a British low-cost leisure airline offering scheduled and charter flights from the United Kingdom. As of 2019, it is the third-largest scheduled airline in the UK, behind EasyJet and British Airways. Bristol Airport, located in the south west of England, serves the city and surrounding counties and was ranked the UKs 9th busiest in 2018 serving nearly 8.7 million passengers.

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