Edinburgh Airport is set to introduce new flights to Rome, Paris and Alicante after striking a deal with European low cost airline Vueling.
It yesterday (Thursday, October 15) announced confirmation of the three new regular passenger flights as part of a significant route expansion for Vueling, which is part of the IAG group.
The tri-weekly direct flights to Rome Fiumicino (FCO) and Paris Orly (ORY) are scheduled to start from March 29 2016 and are brand new routes for Edinburgh Airport.
Vueling flights to Alicante will start in June next year.
Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “It’s tremendous that we have two new routes to Rome and Paris and we have increased our service to Alicante – this offers our passengers even greater choice and is further confirmation of Edinburgh Airport’s position as a key driver for Scotland’s economy.
“This commitment from Vueling – a strong European airline – shows that we’ve listened to our passengers and recognise the need for greater choice and European connectivity; this expansion in service is good news for business and leisure travelers, for Edinburgh and for Scotland as a whole.
“With over one million passengers through the doors at Edinburgh Airport last month – and in every one of the last five months – we are continuing to grow, create jobs and make a positive contribution for Scotland’s economy.”