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easyJet announces Edinburgh expansion plans

31-Aug-2012 11:57 AM

easyJet announced (30-Aug-2012) a major expansion for Edinburgh Airport which will bring more than 100 jobs to the region. The airline will bring in an additional two aircraft increasing the number of aircraft it bases at the Scottish capital from five to seven. The first A319 is scheduled to arrive on 02-Dec-2012 with the second aircraft commencing operations in Mar-2013. The two additional aircraft will enable the airline to increase the number of routes it operates from the capital, offering an additional 180,000 new seats for travellers. The new routes are scheduled to be announced in Oct-2012, following a period of engagement with a range of Scottish partners including VisitScotland and Marketing Edinburgh. easyJet currently serves 24 destinations and has flown 2.5 million passengers to/from Edinburgh in the past 12 months. Current destinations from Edinburgh include key business routes to London, where easyJet operates to London Gatwick, London Stansted and London Luton. Leisure routes to Dalaman, Naples, Athens, Tenerife, and Grenoble have also been introduced in the past 12 months. [more - original PR]