11 Oct 2012
Airline Easyjet is to launch six new routes from Edinburgh Airport, creating 160 jobs in the Capital, as well as hundreds more indirectly.
The company announced today that links would include major cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, Copenhagen and Prague.
And popular city break destinations like Reykjavik and Dubrovnik will also be now directly linked with the airport thank to the announcement.
Scottish Conservative transport spokesman Alex Johnstone MSP said:
“This ongoing commitment by Easyjet not only to Edinburgh Airport, but Scotland generally, is hugely welcome and important.
“It is always good for business to see new links developed with major European cities.
“The new flights will also give more options for Scots looking for alternative holiday destinations, and they of course open Edinburgh up as a tourist destination to new places too.
“Airlines like Easyjet are absolutely vital for business links between Edinburgh and the rest of the world – that is what we need to be encouraging.
“This also helps in relation to the attempt by Ryanair to extract disproportionately favourable terms from Edinburgh Airport, which has thankfully opened up more opportunities for other airlines.”
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