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New Route of the Day (20 July 2023): Jet2.com between Bristol and Malaga

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Jet2.com introduced a new seasonal route on Thursday 20 July from its Bristol base to Malaga. The 1,640-kilometre service will be maintained 4-weekly, on Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays with the 189-seat 737-800 aircraft. The leisure carrier faces strong competition on the route. These include 17-weekly rotations by easyJet, 8-weekly Ryanair operations and 2-weekly services by TUI Airways. Jet2.com will maintain flights until 19 November.

The leisure carrier plans to further grow its network out of Bristol by introducing services to Chania on the Greek island of Crete on 24 July.

What they said

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We are delighted to be waving off our first flight to Malaga from Bristol Airport and look forward to seeing our inaugural flight to Chania take off from the base too. The addition of these stunning holiday destinations to our Summer 23 programme from Bristol Airport has proven to be extremely popular with customers and independent travel agents looking for glorious sunshine alongside that authentic cultural experience. Malaga and Chania are fantastic additions to our enormous Summer 23 programme from Bristol Airport, and it means we are extending our popular costal holiday offerings significantly for locals in the Southwest. As the UK’s largest tour operator, we are giving customers and independent travel agents unrivalled choice when it comes to enjoying a holiday from Bristol Airport this Summer 23, with award-winning customer experience on top.”

Rupert Lawrie, Commercial Director at Bristol Airport, added: “We are delighted Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are extending the route network from Bristol Airport.  This is great news for travellers from across the Southwest and South Wales, Malaga and Chania are stunning destinations with a wealth of interesting attractions for visitors.  Airlines increasing destinations demonstrates customer confidence and shows the important role regional airports continue to play. By offering choice and connectivity with the added convenience for customers of flying from their local airport, removes the need of unnecessary journey times and carbon footprint travelling to alternative airports. These routes complement the existing route network already available from Bristol Airport.”

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Jet2.com serves Malaga from 10 UK airports

Jet2.com has a singificant presence at Malaga Airport with a total of 10 destinations from the UK, eight of which are maintained on a year-round basis. Alongside the newly added Bristol, the carrier serves the Spanish airport from Belfast BFS, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London STN, Manchester and Newcastle.

During the upcoming peak summer month of August, Jet2.com has a total of 274 flights scheuled out of the UK to Malaga with 53,566 seats available each way, according to Cirium schedules information. Leeds Bradford boasts the largest amount of flights and capacity to Malaga within Jet2.com’s network, followed by Manchester and Birmingham.

The UK is Malaga Airport’s largest market with almost 327,000 seats available in August alone. During the first half of the year, almost 2.5 million passengers from the UK passed through Malaga Airport, based on its own statistics.

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