British Airways to return to Bristol Airport after 10 years with four destinations

PUBLISHED: 11:57 18 February 2017 | UPDATED: 13:32 18 February 2017

Bristol Airport.

Bristol Airport.


One of the world’s most famous airlines is returning to Bristol Airport this summer.

British Airways has announced this week it will launch four summer-time routes to European holiday destinations.

Direct flights from Bristol to the Spanish resorts of Malaga, Ibiza and Palma, plus the Italian city of Florence, will begin in May.

The return flights will operate once a week at weekends.

It is 10 years since the famous British Airways’ colour scheme has been seen at Lulsgate and the airport’s chief executive is excited by this latest addition to its timetable.

Robert Sinclair said: “We are delighted with the announcement which will see the iconic British Airways brand returning to Bristol Airport.

“It will be the first time an airline has operated a scheduled service between Bristol and the historic Italian city of Florence, which we are sure will prove very popular with passengers.

“These additional flights to Palma, Florence, Ibiza and Malaga offers passengers in the South West and Wales region further choice of scheduled flights for the summer season.

“We look forward to working with British Airways on the new routes and further enhancing the services available from Bristol.”

Singles fares will cost British Airways’ passengers £45-59.

By way of comparison, that is about the same price as an off-peak single from Nailsea and Backwell Railway Station to Birmingham New Street.

Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager commercial and customer, said people living in North Somerset will benefit from the new routes as it can mean even easier access to some of Europe’s sunniest destinations.

She said: “We are very excited to be returning to Bristol with four very popular routes.

“Customers can once again enjoy competitively priced flights to the sun direct from their doorstep with British Airways to those destinations that they tell us they want to fly to.

“We look forward to a busy summer at Bristol.”

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