The move will see an additional 176,000 additional seats to destinations across Europe within easy reach of people from the South West of England and South Wales.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager of easyJet, said: “With the recovery now firmly underway, we are ready and able to seize opportunities where they arise. As the largest airline at Bristol Airport with our unrivalled short haul network, the region remains strategically important for us and given the slower removal of restrictions in the UK this summer compared to Europe, there is even more to go for as demand rebounds next summer.
“easyJet will continue to take decisive action to capture additional opportunities alongside our planned organic growth. This additional aircraft will enable us to further grow our frequencies and destinations to ensure we continue to offer the greatest choice and best value in the South West for leisure and business customers alike.”
easyJet currently bases 16 aircraft at Bristol Airport during the summer season but this will increase that to 17 from 1st April 2022.
Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport said: “We are delighted easyJet has selected Bristol Airport to base an additional A320 aircraft from summer 2022. The additional aircraft demonstrates the long-term collaboration and joint growth strategy between easyJet and Bristol Airport. For customers in the South West it offers additional destinations and continues to increase the choice and flexibility of flights available to customers in the region selecting to fly from their local airport. This decision continues to show customer confidence is returning to pre-pandemic levels, as airlines continue to meet pent-up demand.”
easyJet operates to 74 destinations across the UK, Europe and North Africa from Bristol Airport.