Airline celebrates 15 years at airport

PUBLISHED: 11:00 06 September 2018

easyJet opened its Bristol base in 2003.

easyJet opened its Bristol base in 2003.

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One of Europe’s leading airlines has celebrated the 15th anniversary of opening its base at Bristol Airport.

easyJet has been operating flights from Bristol since 2003, making the South West airport its biggest base outside of London.

More than 53 million people have flown since operations began with more than 650 crew members and 15 aircraft based at Lulsgate Bottom.

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Ali Gayward, easyJet’s country director, said:“We are delighted to be celebrating 15 fantastic years of our base at Bristol Airport.

“To be the biggest airline in Bristol is a proud achievement.”

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Dave Lees, the airport’s chief executive, said: “We are excited to celebrate this important anniversary between easyJet and Bristol Airport.

“We’re immensely proud of the relationship we have with easyJet, they play a big part in the success of our airport and we look forward to continuing to build on this in the future, with exciting new destinations, increased passenger numbers and importantly the further deployment of the environmentally-friendly, quieter and more fuel efficient Airbus NEO aircraft.”

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