Low-cost airline easyJet has announced yet another flight destination to Dubrovnik for 2016. The popular British carrier flew to Dubrovnik from eight European cities this year and next year will increase to nine. From the 19th of June 2016 flights from Bristol, in the south-west of England, to Dubrovnik will commence. This will be the third UK destination that easyJet connects Dubrovnik with; they also fly to London and Edinburgh. EasyJet have slowly been increasing the number of both flights and destinations from Dubrovnik in recent years. Throughout the summer months easyJet flies to Amsterdam, Rome, Lyon, Geneva, Milan, Paris and Berlin from Dubrovnik. And the introduction of Bristol means that the low-cost airline will now fly to three UK destinations, Bristol, Edinburgh and two London airports, Stansted and Gatwick.
According to a statement from the airline, “easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline. easyJet carries over 68 million passengers annually, of which more than 12 million are travelling on business. easyJet flies over 230 aircraft on more than 750 routes to over 130 airports across 33 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour's drive of an easyJet airport.”
The new flights will open up a new UK market for Dubrovnik as the south west of England has been poorly connected with Croatia until now. "With over 30,000 people in the South West currently using London airports to fly to Dubrovnik, we know this route will prove a popular choice and make it easier than ever for passengers to choose their local airport first," commented Pete Downes, the head of aviation at the Bristol airport. And these thoughts were echoed by a couple of tourists from the south west of England, “we are regular guests to Dubrovnik and unfortunately have to fly from one of the London airports. As these flights are early in the morning it often means spending an extra night in a London hotel, this all adds to the overall cost of the holiday. I am delighted to hear that easyJet will introduce flights from Bristol and I will certainly be booking my flight to Croatia soon.”
EasyJet will start flights from Bristol airport on the 19th of June 2015 and the service will operate twice a week until the 4th of September.