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easyJet adds almost 70,000 extra seats across 19 routes from Edinburgh Airport this summer

Posted: 23rd February 2015

There’s good news for passengers planning their summer getaways this year with the addition of almost 70,000 extra seats on 19 easyJet routes to and from Edinburgh Airport.

Between 22 May and 21 July, the airline will offer 68,500 extra seats on routes including Paris Charles De Gaulle, Madrid, Nice, Amsterdam and Naples. This will mean that Scottish passengers now have more direct flights to choose from with prices as low as £26.99 to Hamburg, £34.99 to Berlin, and £28.99 to Nice.

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John Watson, Chief Commercial Officer at Edinburgh Airport, said: “This is great news for our passengers and means we can now offer even more choice in our already extensive easyJet route network.

“It’s getting to the point in the year when people are starting to think about their summer holidays so there is no better time to travel from Edinburgh with easyJet to some of Europe’s most popular destinations.

“We have a great relationship with our colleagues at easyJet and look forward to a busy summer schedule in 2015.”

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s Head of Scotland commented: “easyJet is Scotland’s largest airline and since our very first easyJet flight nineteen years ago, it has been a key market for easyJet.

“easyJet now has an unrivalled network of over 50 routes served from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness and we are pleased to further strengthen our network from Edinburgh with the addition of these extra seats on some of the most popular routes.

“For business passengers these extra seats mean that we have more connections to key cities across Europe including Berlin, Copenhagen and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Additionally, easyJet’s unique

Scotland Flex offer means that passengers can fly back early from any London Airport to any Scottish airport.”
easyJet launched two new routes from Edinburgh in 2014 to Heraklion and Bodrum and started a new service to Funchal in Madeira in February 2015.

More information from:
For Edinburgh Airport:
Stuart Young, Communications Officer, Edinburgh Airport
07730 148022 or

For easyJet:
Katie Francis, PR Manager
01582 525252 or About Edinburgh Airport:

Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s busiest airport. More than 40 airlines serve 100-plus destinations and over 10 million passengers passed through the airport in 2014 – the busiest year ever for a Scottish airport.

July 2014 was the airport’s busiest month ever with over 1.1 million passengers travelling through its terminal.

It is the 6th largest in the UK, in terms of passenger numbers, and employs over 5000 people, contributing hundreds of millions of pounds to Scotland’s economy.

Edinburgh Airport was named best in Britain, and top three in Europe, for passenger satisfaction, at the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards for 2012 and ‘Best European Airport (5-10m passengers)’ at the ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards for 2012. It has also won Scottish Airport of the Year at the Scottish Transport Awards in 2013 and 2014.

About easyJet:
easyJet operates Europe’s No. 1 air transport network with a leading presence on Europe’s top 100 routes and at Europe’s 50 largest airports.

easyJet carries over 64 million passengers annually, of which more than 12 million are travelling on business. easyJet flies over 200 aircraft with more than 700 routes on sale across 32 countries and over 130 airports. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport, more than any other airline.

The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger’s carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route.

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