easyJet unveils ‘Spirit of Bristol’ aircraft to celebrate Bristol Airport’s 60th anniversary

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easyJet has unveiled an aircraft especially named to help celebrate Bristol Airport’s 60th anniversary. The Airbus A319 has been named ‘Spirit of Bristol’ to mark the airport’s milestone.


easyJet started operations from Bristol in 2002 and today the airport is the airline’s largest UK base outside London. In the past 15 years, 45 million passengers have travelled to and from the airport with easyJet.


Among easyJet’s flights from Bristol are three-weekly flights to Pafos, Cyprus on Saturday’s, Monday’s and Wednesday’s.



In 2016, more than four million passengers flew with easyjet – an 11 per cent increase on the previous year, up a third on five years ago. Two million passengers were travelling for business.




Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, commented: “Bristol Airport is our largest UK base outside London, so we are delighted to have unveiled the ‘Spirit of Bristol’ aircraft at Bristol Airport to mark its special milestone.



“We have seen increasing demand year-on-year at Bristol Airport and, as the Airport’s largest airline, we fly more than 4.2 million passengers annually and offer an unrivalled network of over 62 routes.


“easyJet will continue to ensure it is easy and affordable for people, flying to and from Bristol to have direct air links to as many European destinations as possible.”




Robert Sinclair, CEO at Bristol Airport, added: “easyJet has played a prominent role in the Airport’s recent history so we are delighted that an aircraft has been named ‘Spirit of Bristol’ in recognition of this long and successful partnership.


“As well as marking our 60th anniversary, the specially named A319 will help to spread the word about Bristol Airport and the fantastic offer this region has for leisure and business visitors across easyJet’s extensive network.”


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