easyJet celebrates first anniversary of Bristol - Gibraltar flight
easyJet is today celebrating its first year of operations on the Bristol – Gibraltar Route. The service, which commenced on 19 April 2015, has carried over 35,000 passengers in its first year.
Tourism Minister Samantha Sacramento congratulated the airline which she says proved an immediate success since its launch. She confirmed Gibraltar continued to work with the airline to continue growing this route and explore the possibility of new connections to regional departure points in the UK
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s Head of Gibraltar, said they had been delighted with the new route and had continued to see an increased number of travellers looking to fly with easyJet on the Gibraltar routes - especially on this route to Bristol.
“This new service has proven popular with both business and leisure travellers and this can be attributed to the affordable fares on offer and the flight time of just over two and a half hours.”
The airline said it remained fully committed to serving Gibraltar and supporting the growth of tourism and business through our easy and affordable fares.
On 3 July easyJet will also launch a service between Manchester and Gibraltar, making this the third route to Gibraltar on the easyJet network.
For this coming summer, the airline has also increased weekly flights available between London Gatwick and Gibraltar from 11 to 13, double daily except on Saturdays.
Overall, the airline will operate 18 weekly flights to Gibraltar this summer season, up from 14 last summer.