Easyjet is launching two new routes from Bristol Airport to Reykjavik and Marrakech in December.
The budget carrier will operate an Airbus A319 with 156 seats on both routes and expects to carry “over 55,000” passengers in total during the first year.
Flights to Reykjavik will start on December 12 and operate on Thursdays and Sundays. The service is south-west England’s only connection to Iceland.
The Marrakech route starts two days later on December 14 and will also be twice-weekly, running on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Ali Gayward, commercial manager for Easyjet, said: “We are pleased to announce two new routes for Bristol Airport today offering exciting new holiday destinations for people across the south-west.
“The new flights went on sale this morning and we expect to carry around 55,000 passengers in the first year thanks to the broad appeal of Iceland and Morocco.”
Last week, Easyjet announced it will launch 15 new routes from Hamburg after it opens a base in the German city next spring (see news, September 26).