Travellers in the West Country will find it much easier to reach destinations in Central and Eastern Europe amongst others this winter. Ryanair is creating a new base in Bristol with two dedicated B737-800s. It will open 16 new routes starting in November.
The Eastern cities are:
Bratislava (Slovakia) 3 weekly
Budapest (Hungary) 4 weekly
Katowice (Poland) 3 weekly
Poznan (Poland) 3 weekly
Rzeszow (Poland) 2 weekly
Wroclaw (Poland) 4 weekly
In addition there will be new flights going to Derry (daily), Dinard (three a week), Knock (four a week), Milan Bergamo (daily), Riga (three weekly), Salzburg (two weekly from December).
Ryanair says its Bristol base will see its passengers numbers at this South West airport growing five fold to over 1 million in 2008.
For more information go to ryanair.com.
Report by Alex McWhirter