New destination to be offered by airline
PUBLISHED: 13:05 28 September 2011
BUDGET airline easyJet will expand its services from Bristol Airport next summer after announcing plans to travel to Naples.
Flights to Italy’s third largest city are now on sale for the three-times-weekly service which will run between May 12 and September 1, 2012.
The new route means that easyJet now serves 43 airports from Bristol – the airline’s biggest base outside of London.
Ali Gayward, UK commercial manager at easyJet said she believed the service will prove popular.
She said: “Our new route to Naples will provide passengers from the South West with affordable access to one of Europe’s most dynamic cities which offers visitors a rich culture and access to nearby attractions.
“The continued expansion of our Bristol operation reflects easyJet’s commitment to providing all travellers in the region with the best choice of destinations at the lowest possible fares.”
Shaun Browne, aviation director at Bristol Airport, said he was happy easyJet had increased its services.
He said: “A scheduled service to southern Italy is a welcome addition to easyJet’s summer programme from Bristol. Not only does it open up exciting holiday options for South West travellers, it also provides an opportunity for the region’s tourism industry to take advantage of growing interest from the Italian market.”
The airline is hopeful the new Naples service will prove popular with holidaymakers given its proximity to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii as well as the Mediterranean islands of Capri and Ischia. Prices will start at £31.99 one-way including taxes. The move comes after easyJet last week announced pre-tax profit estimations of around £250million for this year.