Bristol Airport new destinations as Jet2 launches more flights

The port city of Bourgas in Bulgaria -Credit:Getty Images
The port city of Bourgas in Bulgaria -Credit:Getty Images

Three new destinations from Bristol Airport this summer ahead of the busy holiday season by Jet2. The airline's first flight to Burgas in Bulgaria departed from the airport yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, May 7).

The airline will operate the service on a weekly basis every Tuesday until October 8, 2024. Jet2 will also be flying to Almeria in Southern Spain from the end of May, offering weekly Sunday services until the beginning of November. This will be followed by their first flight to Izmir in Turkey on May 27, marking the start of weekly Monday services to the Turkish region until October 28.

Jet2 now flies to 34 destinations from Bristol Airport. Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: "We are delighted to be waving off our first flight to Bulgaria (Bourgas) from Bristol Airport and look forward to seeing our inaugural flights to Costa de Almeria and Izmir take off from the airport base later this month too.

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"The addition of these stunning holiday destinations has proven to be extremely popular with customers and independent travel agents looking for glorious sunshine alongside that authentic cultural experience. Bourgas, Costa de Almeria and Izmir are fantastic additions to our enormous Summer 24 programme from Bristol Airport, and it means we are extending our popular costal holiday offerings significantly for locals in the South West."

In a statement, Jet2 said: "Whether it is relaxing on a sunny beach, enjoying an action-packed day at the waterpark or making the most of the nightlife scene, Bulgaria (Bourgas) makes the ideal summer getaway destination for all ages.

"The Black Sea Coast offers charming diversity between the traditional Bulgarian settings in its quaint towns paired with inviting beachfront resorts. For an authentic slice of Spain, Costa de Almeria boasts unspoiled beaches, desert landscapes and mountain peaks, ideal for appreciating the natural beauty of the Southern region.

"This relaxed destination is perfect for sun worshippers and lovers of local cuisine seeking a laidback escape along its Blue Flag beaches and cobbled streets. Situated in West Turkey along its Turquoise Coast, the exciting region of Izmir presents seaside fun at its array of picturesque harbours, powdery sands and beachfront bars.

"Nods to Turkey's rich tradition are dotted around the region, with charming old town walls hosting Turkish tavernas and bustling bars as well as epic ancient ruins on the doorstep."