Ryanair has announced its biggest ever Bristol schedule with 33 routes for Summer ‘23, including exciting new routes to Bydgoszcz, Porto, Marseille and Venice.

This growth is underpinned by the addition of a 5th based aircraft, representing a $500m investment in the south-west region and delivering two enviro efficient “Gamechanger” aircraft to Ryanair’s Bristol based fleet.

Ryanair’s $500m investment in Bristol will also support 150 highly paid aviation jobs and 1,500 indirect jobs at Bristol airport.

Speaking from Bristol Airport, Ryanair DAC CEO, Eddie Wilson, said: “As the UK’s most reliable airline, Ryanair is delighted to announce even more growth at Bristol with the addition of a 5th based aircraft ($500m total investment) and our biggest ever schedule for Bristol.

"With such a vast selection of sunny hotspots and city break destinations to choose from, UK holidaymakers can start booking their low fare summer holidays now on Ryanair.com."

Ryanair’s Bristol Summer ‘23 schedule will deliver:

  • 1 new based aircraft (5 total, incl. 2 Boeing 737 8-200 “Gamechangers”
  • $500m investment
  • 33 total routes incl. 4 new – Bydgoszcz, Porto, Marseille & Venice
  • Increased frequencies on 9 routes inc. Dublin, Limoges, Milan & Palma 
  • Over 290 weekly flights (+10% vs S22)
  • Supporting over 1,600 jobs, incl. 150 direct jobs

Although Ryanair welcomes the UK Govt’s 50% APD cut for domestic travel from April ‘23, this reduction ignores the need to develop international connectivity which is fundamental for the growth of the UK economy and tourism.

To celebrate its new Bristol schedule, Ryanair is launching a limited-time seat sale with fares from just £29.99 for travel from 1 Apr ‘23 until end of Oct ‘23, which must be booked by midnight 10th Dec on www.ryanair.com

Dave Lees, Bristol Airport CEO, said: “We are delighted with Ryanair’s announcement increasing the 2023 flight programme to its largest ever schedule from Bristol Airport, this is a clear demonstration of confidence returning in the region for air travel.

"Expanding Ryanair’s route network and adding extra capacity to existing routes, gives customers in the South West easy and affordable access to air travel on an increasing number of destinations and flexibility of stay lengths, without the need to travel to other airports for their flights."

He added that: "Bristol Airport looks forward to working with Ryanair on developing their route network and also ensuring the increased use of quieter aircraft and more environmentally efficient operations in the future.”