Edinburgh Airport has today (Tuesday, February 16) welcomed yet another new route – this time between Scotland and Iceland.
It has announced that low cost airline WOW Air will roll out a twice-weekly service from Edinburgh to Reykjavík-Keflavík Airport – also offering increased connectivity to the USA.
Edinburgh Airport’s chief executive, Gordon Dewar, said: “Iceland is an increasingly popular destination for Scottish holidaymakers and this new route also increases choice of flying between Scotland and the United States.
“WOW Air are a very welcome new airline to Edinburgh Airport; they have rightly recognised the increasing demand for connectivity to and from Scotland.
“This news further bolsters Edinburgh Airport’s position as the leader for business and tourism connectivity between Scotland and international destinations.
“We had over 11 million passengers through the doors at Edinburgh Airport in 2015 – we are continuing to grow, create jobs and playing our part in helping Scotland’s economic growth.”
Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW Air, said: “We’re very pleased to announce Edinburgh as our third UK departure point given the success we’ve seen with advance bookings on the recently announced Bristol route and of course our original route from London.
“We know that Scottish travellers are an intrepid sort, keen to explore unique and mountainous landscapes so we hope to open up Iceland to many more Scots with our service.
“With our ultra-low-cost £125 fares to North America this summer, the choice for Scottish holidaymakers just widened.”