As well as the opportunity to take advantage of the great value fares still available over the bank holidays, the European holidays fall on different days so travellers won’t be battling with local crowds. flybmi still has availability on flights to iconic destinations such as Paris, Brussels, Munich and Derry but customers are advised to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, as the rapidly improving weather has seen bookings take off. The lowest fares are offered on a first come, first served basis, so those quick off the mark will benefit the most.
For those who are keen to escape this May, here is flybmi’s guide to where to go and what to do:
Northern Ireland’s second city comes alive during the first bank holiday weekend, with the country’s biggest jazz festival. More than 60,000 revellers are expected to descend upon the city from 3-7 May to watch big-name acts including Van Morrison, Dinosaur and Heavy Beat Brass Band, plus enjoy masterclasses from top performers including drummer Darren Beckett. A city undergoing tremendous regeneration and with a fascinating history, Derry is awash with fantastic new restaurants, hotels and foodie businesses – a great place for an unusual weekend away.
The world’s premier clay court tennis championship begins on the first May bank holiday weekend, and there are still plenty of tickets left for the opening weekend. Tennis fans will love soaking up the atmosphere over the 24 courts and exploring the on-site tennis museum. With so much to do, from museums and galleries to boat trips and garden tours, Paris will ace it over the bank holiday – tennis fan or otherwise!
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Brussels’ iconic Atomium structure, Rock Around the Atomium is a two-day festival devoted to all things from the 1950s. A vintage lover’s dream, enjoy rock and roll concerts, a vintage car show, fantastic vintage stalls, bars, makeover tents and more. An ideal weekend break destination, Brussels is full of stunning architecture, wonderful boutiques, top quality chocolate shops….and more varieties of beer than anyone could handle in a weekend!
The little sister to Munich’s famous Oktoberfest, Frühlingsfest (or Spring Festival) welcomes thousands of party-goers to Bavaria’s capital city for two weeks of festivities. Expect plenty of beer, food, live music, parades, funfair rides and fireworks – and hopefully some great weather! The festival atmosphere pervades the city, where visitors will find a thriving and beautiful small city nestled next to the Alps, filled with great restaurants, bars and world-class sites.
All flybmi fares are inclusive of 23kg of hold luggage, allocated seating, complimentary in-flight drinks and snacks and speedy 30-minute check-ins.