There is a post on another forum saying that in summer 22 easyJet is 'stepping up their game' on Aberdeen-London, with Manchester also returning at 4/5 weekly, but no BRS.So there’s extra frequencies to Alicante , Malaga, faro , murcia , lanzarote , Zante and the Isle of Man plus the return of Mykonos. Surprisingly no Malta , nor jersey or Aberdeen . The airport has now released a press release with the news of aircraft no 18.
Is it 17 or 18? The press release on the airport website says 17.The airport has now released a press release with the news of aircraft no 18.
That makes 2952 seats in 2019 and 3170 in 2022, an increase of 7.4%.easyJet base at BRS
S19 - 17x based aircraft
S22 - 17x based aircraft
Might be the Jet2 effect (Ryanair haven't added much either). Might be the uncertainty over the airport's future passenger limit. Might be the fact that for an airport of its size BRS has a huge array of easyJet routes already. Might be a bit of all or some of these things.Loads of new routes from other uk airports but nothing from Bristol
18 was the number that appeared to be required for summer 2020 before the pandemic kicked in. A number of flights were also operated by aircraft from the base at the other end of the route, particularly EDI and GLA, and no doubt will continue to do so this year.Having a quick look at Mondays from June looks like 18 aircraft needed for the first wave
There were also the short-notice routes to Malta, Aberdeen and Jersey last summer which don't appear to be coming back this summer (I wonder how much the last two affected Loganair and Blue Islands respectively who have been loyal to these routes through the pandemic).Interestingly with the extra flights there is not one new destination announced yet. Unusual for easyJet - even last year saw new routes to santorini and Mykonos