Friday 21 August 2009

Ryanair New Routes for Edinburgh

Reported widely today, Ryanair said it was increasing its winter services from Edinburgh to 26 from 19 last year between October and March.

The company said it was concentrating its efforts on winter sun destinations like Girona (Barcelona), Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife but is also adding city break locations like Brussels, Memmingen (Munich West), Gdansk and Oslo (Torp). The airline is also extending its summer routes to and from Malta and Rome (Ciampino).

Ryanair also claimed that the route announcements would increase annual passenger numbers at Edinburgh Airport to almost two million and sustain 2,000 local jobs.

Gordon Dewar, managing director of Edinburgh Airport, said: "We are delighted that Ryanair have once again committed to expanding their operation out of Edinburgh Airport, now the fastest growing airport anywhere in the UK. "These are exciting new destinations, which will give our increasing numbers of passengers an even greater choice of places to jet off to this winter. "We are particularly pleased to see new routes to Germany, Spain and Norway, key tourism markets for Scotland, particularly over the Christmas and New Year period."

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