'Cheaper routes' opened for Innsbruck
26 January 2009 12:14
Britons heading to the ski resorts of Austria will soon benefit from a new cheap flight route, operated by easyJet.
The flight links Gatwick, Bristol and Liverpool to Innsbruck in Austria will open up the city to even more travellers, with skiers and boarders enjoying the nine ski regions surrounding the area.
Offering 285km of piste and 80 cable cars and lifts, Innsbruck is one of the most popular skiing locations in Europe.
And the new flights, which operate six days a week to London and three days a week to Bristol from December 14th, open up the "capital of the Alps" as a 'low-cost' destination for British travellers for the first time.
However, while the routes to Innsbruck have come down in price, Brits are urged not to skimp on travel insurance and winter travel insurance, which is essential for anyone heading to the slopes this winter.
For the regular skier, an annual travel insurance deal may turn out cheaper, while students and gap year travellers heading away for an 'ice' time on the slopes can also shop around for cheap deals.