Airline reaches 50 million passenger landmark from South West airport

PUBLISHED: 10:00 26 May 2018

EasyJet launched operation from Bristol Airport in 2001. Picture: easyJet

EasyJet launched operation from Bristol Airport in 2001. Picture: easyJet

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A leading airline has hit a landmark passenger number.

Airline easyJet has flown 50 million people from Bristol Airport since it launched its operations in the West Country 17 years ago, and is the airport’s largest passenger carrier.

It serves 67 destinations from Bristol, the airline’s biggest base outside of London.

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Nigel Scott, the airport’s business development director, said: “This is an incredible milestone and a demonstration of the successful partnership between easyJet and Bristol Airport. This summer will see easyJet base 15 aircraft, flying to business and leisure destinations from Bristol.

“The route network offers passengers in the region an extensive choice and flexibility of flights. We look forward to further development of the long-standing relationship.”

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