Ryanair unveils Bristol winter schedule

Ryanair has unveiled plans for numerous new flight routes running from Bristol in winter 2017, providing travellers with new options for Christmas and New Year getaways.

A new route to Cologne, alongside additional flights to Venice and Bucharest, will see the airline operating on 20 routes from Bristol Airport.

They claim the move will see 1.7 million customers using the airport every year, while also supporting 1,300 jobs.

The Cologne route will run four times every week, with the extra flights to Venice and Bucharest seeing those routes increase to four times and twice weekly respectively.

Travellers can also take advantage of two daily services to Dublin and three flights a week to Milan from Ryanair’s Bristol hub.

The low cost airline is a popular option with those looking to explore Europe and all new routes are now on sale via the airline’s official website.

So why might you want to consider some of these routes? Here’s a sneak peek at what some of the cities have to offer.


One of Germany’s largest cities, Cologne boasts a picturesque Cathedral among a host of other attractions on the banks of the Rhine River.

Housing more than 30 museums and hundreds of galleries, the city is a cultural hub for the Rhineland and can trace its historical roots back to pre-Roman times.

Come Christmas time, the city is awash with festive markets which attract millions of visitors every year.


The Romanian capital is home to a number of spectacular landmarks, including the Palace of the Parliament, built during the reign of communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

You can also find national museum of art, history and the military in the city, which reflect on more turbulent times seen in the country during the 20th century.

There’s also a spectacular mix of architecture across the city, ranging from communist-era buildings to contemporary designs.


The City of Water is renowned for its beauty and is incredibly popular with tourists, who flock to see its canals, bridges, architecture and art.

With a rich musical and cultural history, there are a host of attractions to see, including the Grand Canal, St Mark’s Basilica and the Piazza San Marco.


A major fashion and design capital, Milan is also home to a number of high profile museums, theatres and landmarks, as well as to the highest number of Michelin Guide accredited restaurants in Italy, after Naples.

Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, as well as the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a must-visit for any trip to Milan.

If you’re planning on travelling overseas this year, be sure to organise your specialist travel insurance in advance.

Date Created: 27 March 2017

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