Easyjet To Fly 25 Million Passengers Out Bristol

Monday, 11 April 2011

easyJet announced today that it is set to fly a record 25 million passengers out of Bristol Airport this week.

In the past year easyJet has flown 3 million passengers out of the airport - enabling it to hit the monumental 25 million mark since its arrival at the airport back in 2001.

With a choice of 43 destinations and operating a fleet of 11 aircraft out of Bristol Airport at the height of summer, easyJet has grown to become the largest airline at the south west airport.

The South West's favourite airline, which also marks its 10th anniversary operating from Bristol Airport, next month, has recently increased the number of easyJet routes from the airport to 43 to include popular destinations including Bodrum, Dalaman, Cyprus and Rome to meet increased customer demand.

In celebration of its 25 million passenger's milestone, easyJet will reward the 25 millionth passenger it flies out of Bristol in April with free flights for a year. 

It's anticipated that the lucky passenger will be flying between 12th and 13th April and will be identified at check-in on the day of their departure. 

They will be given the chance to live the jet-set lifestyle by selecting a return flight each month from Bristol until April 2012.

Ali Gayward, UK commercial manager for easyJet, comments: "We have come a long way since the launch of our first five routes out of Bristol Airport back in May 2001 to Malaga, Alicante, Faro, Palma and Nice.

"In our first 12 months at Bristol Airport we carried nearly 700,000 passengers now we carry 3 million a year and we'll hit 25 million passengers in total this week - it's a phenomenal achievement. 

"I can't think of a better way to celebrate than by rewarding our 25 millionth passenger to fly out of Bristol with free flights for a year giving them the opportunity to choose from more than 40 destinations."

This summer easyJet has more than 15,000 flights and 2 million seats on sale to top destinations such as Murcia, Fuerteventura, Madeira, Bodrum, Split and Dalaman.  

Visit www.easyJet.com to book flights and to stand the chance of becoming easyJet's 25 millionth passenger to fly from Bristol Airport in April.