Ryanair to grow Edinburgh traffic by 8% as the airline launches five new routes

Airline to continue to connect Edinburgh with major business centres on high frequency, low fare services including Dublin and London, with better timings and lower fares

Ryanair has launched five new routes from Edinburgh Airport this summer to Barcelona G, Ibiza, Milan, Porto and Vigo.
It’s thought the new additions will deliver 2.5 million customers per annum and support 1,800 jobs at the airport as Ryanair grows its Edinburgh traffic by 8%.
Ryanair says its Edinburgh S17 (Summer 2017) schedule will see more frequencies to sun destinations for summer family holidays, lower fares as the airline passes on lower fuel costs, and an even better customer experience, as it rolls out year three of its ‘Always Getting Better’ customer experience programme.
It has vowed to deliver the following: 
  • Five new routes to: Barcelona Girona (2 wkly), Ibiza (2 wkly), Milan (5 wkly), Porto (2 wkly) & Vigo (2 wkly)
  • New summer route to Warsaw (3 wkly)
  • More flights to Palma (8 wkly), Rome (5 wkly) & Tenerife (5 wkly)
  • 38 routes in total
  • Over 2.5m customers p.a. (+100,000)
  • 1,800* “on-site” jobs p.a.
Ryanair will continue to connect Edinburgh with major business centres on high frequency, low fare services including Dublin (three daily) and  London (four daily), with better timings and lower fares.
Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said: “We are pleased to launch our biggest ever Edinburgh Summer 2017 schedule, which includes five new routes to Barcelona G, Ibiza, Milan, Porto and Vigo, and a new summer route to Warsaw which will deliver over 2.5 million customers p.a. and support 1,800* jobs at Edinburgh Airport.
“Customers can look forward to even lower fares when they make advance bookings for summer 2017. As our recent guidance confirmed, Ryanair expects average fares to fall by between 10% to 12% in the 6 months to March 2017.
“There’s never been a better time to book a low fare flight on Ryanair and we urge all customers who wish to book their summer 2017 holidays to do so now on the Ryanair.com website, where they can avail of the lowest fare air travel to and from Edinburgh.”
*ACI research confirms up to 750 ‘on-site’ jobs are sustained at international airports for every 1 million passengers
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