Jet2 (LS, Leeds/Bradford) has announced it will open its tenth British base on April 1, 2021, basing three aircraft out of Bristol Int'l airport.

The leisure specialist said it would offer a total of 33 routes out of the South West English city during the next summer season, including four new ones - to Almería, Kalamata, Mytilene, and Izmir, each of them operated weekly. Jet2 plans to operate 11 routes from Bristol during the Winter 2021/22 season.

"The announcement of our tenth UK base reflects our long-term strategy to continue growing our successful business and become the UK’s leading leisure travel business. It also represents a significant investment in the region, including the creation of at least 200 new jobs," Chief Executive Steve Heapy said.

According to the ch-aviation PRO airlines module, Jet2's current bases in the United Kingdom include Birmingham Int'l, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester Int'l, and Newcastle, GB in England, Edinburgh and Glasgow Int'l in Scotland, and Belfast Int'l in Northern Ireland. The airline also has bases at Alicante and Tenerife Sur airports in Spain.