Bristol to get flights to Dubai and the Seychelles in spring 2022

Jul 15, 2021

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Bristol Airport will soon offer travellers direct charter flights to Dubai, but they’ll only be available for a short time.

Working in tandem with Air Seychelles, Air Charter Service will provide a limited series of flights out of Bristol to Dubai Al Maktoum airport, also known as Dubai World Central (DWC), with service continuing to the Seychelles.

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Both are popular destinations for different reasons. Dubai for its glitzy shopping and opulence, and the Seychelles for its idyllic island experience. These routes will debut in time for Easter 2022, which falls on 17 April, and the early May bank holiday next year.

These flights will mark the first time Bristol Airport will offer flights to the Middle East and the Indian Ocean and represent an effort to provide Brits who are eager to get back to travelling some outside-the-box ideas.

“These exciting trips are the first flights to the Middle East and Indian Ocean from Bristol and open up a new opportunity for a convenient regional departure,” Air Charter Service said in a statement.

Air Seychelles will use its Airbus A320neo narrow-body jets in its fleet to operate the new routes.

Three classes of service will be offered on these flights: The Premium Club cabin, the Economy Space offering, which includes a blocked middle seat, and standard economy class.

From the perspective of Bristol, these offerings help expand the offerings of the regional airport, which already has flights going to more than 130 destinations.

“We are thrilled Air Seychelles will be offering direct flights from Bristol Airport to Dubai and the Seychelles for the first time and thank Air Charter Service for taking the initiative to offer these exciting destinations from the South West,” said Shaun Browne, head of airline relations at Bristol.

Air Charter Service suggests these limited-time routes aimed at specific markets could be the beginning of more such offerings.

TPG reached out to Air Charter Service and Air Seychelles for information about how travellers could book and for pricing information but did not receive a response by time of publication.

Featured photo courtesy of Airbus.

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