EasyJet’s service between Newcastle and Bristol airports resumed on Sunday (May 2) following a temporary suspension due to Covid-19.

Flights will operate four days a week throughout May and June, increasing to six days a week from July.

Newcastle airport also offers services to Belfast with easyJet; Aberdeen and Southampton with Loganair; Amsterdam with KLM; Heathrow with British Airways; and Paris with Air France.

Leon McQuaid, head of aviation development at Newcastle airport, said: “I am sure many of our passengers will be pleased to see flights resuming to Bristol, providing vital connectivity into the southwest of England and south Wales.

“We are working very hard with our airline partners to restore connectivity to these key markets and each destination added to the arrivals and departures board marks another step to the airport’s recovery.”

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, added: “We are pleased to have resumed flights from Newcastle to Bristol from May 2, providing key connectivity across the UK and to our customers in the northeast.

“We know that flexibility continues to be crucial for customers so our Protection Promise is now even more flexible, meaning our customers can book with confidence knowing that if they are unable to travel or their plans change so can their flights.

The budget airline said the Newcastle-Bristol service was popular with leisure and business passengers. One-way fares start at £26.99.