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Ryanair launches new direct flight from major UK airport ‘just for Euro 2024’

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POPULAR budget airline Ryanair has unveiled its newest flight from a huge UK airport as a unique one-off.

Its jets will now take Brits from Bristol airport to Frankfurt for the first time, just in time for the Euro 2024 championships.


Passengers will be able to travel directly to Frankfurt from Bristol on a Ryanair flightCredit: Getty

The Ryanair flight is one of just five return journeys from UK airports on either side of England‘s match against Denmark – happening in Frankfurt.

England’s match against them will take place on June 20.

There are usually no direct flights on the route between Bristol and Frankfurt.

Travellers have previously had to change in Amsterdam.

Ryanair has now introduced the direct flight for one day only – to meet the demands of football fans vying to go to the game.

It’ll leave Bristol at 8.40am on Wednesday, June 19.

A return flight will take off from Frankfurt’s Hahn airport at 6.55pm on Friday, June 21, the day after England’s match.

A spokesperson for the airline said: “Ryanair has added over 2,000 extra seats for England fans travelling to watch what’s set to be an unforgettable match in person.

“We have extra flights from London Stansted, Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham, ensuring that fans can conveniently get to/from Frankfurt on match day, as well as having the opportunity to soak up the pre-and post-game atmosphere on the ground.”

Hahn airport boss Franke Rudiger also said: “We as an airport are also looking forward to a big football festival in Germany.

“The fact that football fans are taking advantage of Ryanair’s attractive offers to travel to Hahn Airport and start their European Championship adventure from there is a great thing.

“As usual, we are optimally prepared as an airport.”

As Brits prepare to head into the summer holiday season, Ryanair has also introduced a brand new range of cocktails to serve onboard.

The budget airline launched a new in-flight drinks menu, with an array of cocktails from just €9.50 (£8).

There will be seven ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages to choose from in total, each with a unique name.

Included in those are the likes of the Dublin Lemonade (Jameson Irish Whiskey, Sprite Zero and sparkling water), the Fruit Snack, (Bombay Sapphire Gin, Sprite Zero and Capri-sun), the Rose Spritz (rose wine and Sprite Zero) and the Flying Iced Tea (Bombay Sapphire Gin, Absolut Vodka and Coca-Cola).

Other drinks include the Tennesse Surfer, the French 75 and the Tropical Fizz.

It increases the drinks offerings available on Ryanair‘s flights and provides a new way to prepare for that hard-earned summer break.

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