Low-cost European airline EasyJet has announced it will increase the number of planes based at Edinburgh Airport from 5 to 7. The expansion will result in 160 new jobs and 6 new routes.
The new routes available from Edinburgh International Airport will be Berlin, Hamburg, Prague, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, and Dubrovnik. One-way fares start from £28.99 including taxes.
Hugh Aitken, EasyJet’s Head of Scotland, commented: “EasyJet’s new routes have been selected to boost both inbound and outbound business and leisure travellers. The two new aircraft mean that we, along with our ground handler, are able to create 160 jobs in Scotland as well as hundreds more which will be created through increased tourism. We will also be increasing our frequencies and the number of routes we are able to operate.
I’m confident our new 2013 schedule will really appeal to people travelling to and from Scotland both on business and for leisure and will further bolster Edinburgh’s world-famous appeal for tourists.”