Easyjet Flying High Bristol With New Summer Route Announcement

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has today (Tuesday 22 March) announced a new route between Bristol and Rome.

The low-fares airline has confirmed it will be operating the new summer route from Bristol to Leonardo da Vinci International (Fiumicino) Airport from 6 June 2011 through to February 2012.

Flights go on sale later today to this popular Italian destination from £37.99 (one-way including taxes).

Ali Gayward, UK commercial manager of easyJet, says: "The launch of our new route into Leonardo da Vinci International (Fiumicino) Airport is exciting news which demonstrates our commitment to Bristol Airport which has grown to become easyJet's biggest UK base outside of London."

Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol Airport, said: "This announcement further improves connectivity for the South West's business community, as well as providing convenient access to one of Europe's great capital cities.  Flights from Rome's main airport also help to put Bristol and the wider region on the map for Italian tourists."

Leonardo da Vinci International (Fiumicino) Airport is Italy's largest airport which attracted 36.3 million passengers last year and is just 35 km from Rome's historic city centre.

Also known as the 'Eternal City', Rome is the capital of Italy and the famed city of the Roman Empire, the Seven Hills, La Dolce Vita the Vatican City and Three Coins in the Fountain.

Rome's combination of historical heritage, cosmopolitan atmosphere, growing nightlife and fashion credentials make it one of Europe's most visited capitals.

Gayward concludes: "We're always looking to increase our route offer to our Bristol passengers and the introduction of another destination does exactly this. With flights starting from £37.99 we're making Italy even more accessible for all by offering the lowest fares to the most convenient airports."

easyJet arrived at Bristol Airport in 2001 initially operating five routes and has carried more than 24 million passengers to date. Now the airline has ten aircraft based at Bristol and carries more than three million passengers a year, making easyJet the largest carrier at the airport.

For more information or to book visit http://www.easyjet.com/

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