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Airline launches first flights to Montpellier and Rhodes

For those looking for a quick, easy and cheap city break or island getaway in the sun - we might have found the answer.

Bristol's largest airline, EasyJet, has launched its first flights from Bristol Airport to Montpellier in France and to the Greek island of Rhodes.

The flights took off yesterday and are the first of five new EasyJet routes launching at Bristol this summer.

This growth will be supported by the arrival of a 17th aircraft at the airline's south west base, meaning that EasyJet will offer 10% more flights from Bristol compared to summer 2018.

EasyJet expects to carry out more than 28,000 passengers across the two new routes.

Both routes will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the summer season and are expected to prove popular with travellers looking for a stylish south of France city break or a Greek island getaway that offers both rich culture and lively night life.

Ali Gayward, easyJet's UK country manager, said: "We are absolutely delighted to be celebrating our inaugural flights from Bristol to Montpellier and Rhodes, the first of many more to look forward to at Bristol this summer.

"The addition of another aircraft will help us to deliver long term, sustainable growth at Bristol whilst providing passengers with a greater range of leisure and business destinations, all with great value fares and excellent customer service."


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Nigel Scott, business development director at Bristol Airport, said: "We are delighted to welcome the inaugural easyJet flights linking Bristol to Montpellier and Rhodes.

"The destinations further extend the choice available to passengers in the region. Montpelier has previously been an unserved destination on the route network and passengers are now able to enjoy this exciting new city destination and its perfect location not far from the Pyrenees Mountains or the Mediterranean Sea."

For more information about EasyJet's network from Bristol and to book visit www.easyjet.com.

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