EASYJET has confirmed a route from Newcastle Airport will resume after flights were cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.

The airline, which last year announced it would not operate any international flights from the region, confirmed that its Bristol service would make a return.

Saying that flights would initially operate four days per week throughout May and June, the airline said the frequency would increase to six a week from July.

It follows on from the recent confirmation that Vueling would be operating between the airport and Barcelona for the summer period.

Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport said: “I am sure many of our passengers will be pleased to see flights resuming to Bristol, providing vital connectivity into the South-West of England and South Wales.

"We look forward to welcoming more passengers back to the airport over the coming weeks and months.

“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, said: “We are pleased to have resumed flights from Newcastle to Bristol from May, providing key connectivity across the UK and to our customers in the North-East.

"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.

“We look forward to being able to reconnect even more people and reunite friends and family across the UK this summer.”

The airline confirmed that flights to Bristol from Newcastle for the summer schedule are now on sale.