UK travellers wishing to fly with the low cost airline, easyJet, will have more possibilities out of Edinburgh and Manchester airports starting in 2013.
easyJet has announced that on 21 March 2013 they will add two new aircraft and six new routes from Edinburgh airport, upping the total routes to 30. The new routes offered will be Edinburgh to Berlin, Hamburg, Prague, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, and Dubrovnik. All of the routes will be offered year-round, except for Dubrovnik which will only operate during the summer months. The new flights will be sure to boost not only employment in Edinburgh but also tourism. It’s estimated that the six new easyJet routes to Edinburgh airport will bring in nearly 140,000 more passengers per year, adding an extra £90m to the Scottish economy.
Edinburgh isn’t the only UK airport that will benefit from easyJet’s expansion, as a total of five new routes will be available to and from Manchester airport. The new service will start in February 2013 to Venice, Antalya, Mykonos, Santorini, and Reykjavik.