2012-12-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UK’s leading tour operator to Corsica announces its decision to launch a new flight service from Bristol to Bastia (North East Corsica) for summer 2013. Corsican Places will offer the service for 13 weeks from June 23rd through to September, chartering the airline bmi regional. This new flight will provide holidaymakers in the South West and Wales with easy access to some of the most beautiful regions of the island which include St Florent, Cap Corse and La Balagne.
With a short flight time of just two and a half hours, excellent Sunday departures and returns are confirmed with 11.00 and 16.30 slots on board a small and comfortable 47 seater aircraft. Complimentary pre allocated seating is available, as well as an onboard drinks service (on supplement) and 20kgs luggage allowance (with additional 5kg cabin allowance).
Corsican Places product manager Amandine Blanchard comments:
“We are delighted to introduce Bristol’s only flight service to Corsica for 2013 with bmi regional and are confident this will be a welcome addition for our loyal customers in the South West and also to new visitors from the region. Flexibility and choice of product, coupled with a first rate service are behind our core strengths and, following one of our best ever seasons, along with early demand for 2013 plus the impending launch of the Tour de France from Corsica for the first time next June, we predict another great season ahead.”
Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol Airport, said:
“We are thrilled Corsican Places will be offering departures from Bristol Airport in summer 2013. With a flight every week between the middle of June and September, there will be plenty of opportunities for holidaymakers across the South West and Wales to explore the beautiful island of Corsica.”
“The flight to Bastia takes just two and a half hours, bringing an attractive new holiday destination within easy reach direct from Bristol. Working with Corsican Places demonstrates our commitment to supporting specialist independent tour operators in order to increase choice for customers in the region.”
Corsican Places have been providing holidays and flights to the island for 26 years and the company’s dedicated team, both in resort and the UK, offer visitors a wealth of knowledge of the island with a choice of over 130 handpicked properties. Accommodation options include premium villas with private pools which are characterised by their superb locations and awe-inspiring views plus rural cottages, contemporary apartments and family residences as well as hotel options ranging from the simple 2* family auberge to the best in Corsica – 5*.
Holidays are priced from £540 per person (6 persons sharing), based on seven nights self-catering in a three-bedroom villa, including flights from Bristol and car hire. A selection of early booking offers, child discounts, free airport lounge and zero flight supplements are available on 2013 holidays booked by the end of January.
For information, brochures and bookings call Corsican Places on 0845 330 2113 or visit www.corsica.co.uk.