New Bristol Airport destination announced just for Euro 24

-Credit: (Image: Nicholas.T.Ansell/PA Wire)
-Credit: (Image: Nicholas.T.Ansell/PA Wire)

Airline Ryanair is laying on a direct flight between Bristol Airport and Frankfurt for the first time - to increase capacity for fans travelling to Germany for the Euro 24 football championships.

The Ryanair flight from Bristol Airport is one of five return flights from airports across the UK either side of England’s second group stage match against Denmark, which will be played in Frankfurt on June 20.

There are usually no direct flights between Bristol and Frankfurt, with anyone wanting to make the trip having to change in Amsterdam. But for one day only, Ryanair have organised a flight to Frankfurt from Bristol to cope with demand from fans wanting to travel to the game.

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The Bristol flight will take off from Bristol Airport at 8.40am on Wednesday, June 19, with the extra return flight scheduled to leave Frankfurt’s Hahn Airport at 6.55pm on Friday, June 21, the day after the game.

“Ryanair has added over 2,000 extra seats for England fans travelling to watch what’s set to be an unforgettable match in-person,” said a spokesperson for the airline.

“We have extra flights from London Stansted, Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham, ensuring that fans can conveniently get to/from Frankfurt on match day, as well as having the opportunity to soak up the pre- and post-game atmosphere on the ground,” he added.

The boss of Frankfurt’s Hahn Airport is Franke Rüdiger. “We as an airport are also looking forward to a big football festival in Germany,” he said.

“The fact that football fans are taking advantage of Ryanair's attractive offers to travel to Hahn Airport and start their European Championship adventure from there is a great thing. As usual, we are optimally prepared as an airport,” he added.