“Scotland remains an important part of our strategy and we continue to see an opportunity for growth in Scotland…”
easyJet, Europe’s leading and Scotland’s largest airline, is celebrating carrying 40 million passengers from Edinburgh.
The airline now operates 36 routes from Edinburgh and continues to see strong demand from both leisure and business travellers.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s Head of Scotland, said: “We are pleased to be carrying our 40 millionth passenger from Edinburgh today (Tuesday, 21 September).
“Just over 20 ago we launched the airline with services between London Luton and Glasgow. Twenty years on Scotland remains an important part of our strategy and we continue to see an opportunity for growth in Scotland.
“In line of that we further strengthened our network from Edinburgh earlier this year with the addition of services to Venice and Vienna. These two routes are proving to be popular destinations for travellers.”
Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s chief executive, said: “This is a fantastic milestone for easyJet – our biggest carrier here at Edinburgh Airport – congratulations to them and every single one of their passengers who has flown into Edinburgh.
“The long term partnership between Edinburgh Airport and easyJet has been crucial in opening new routes and opportunities for direct connectivity between Scotland and Europe and we look forward with confidence as it continues to play a leading role as the airport grows and reaches new milestones.”
easyJet launched flights to Venice and Vienna in February. Both routes operate on a year-round basis with Venice flights running four times per week and Vienna services twice weekly.
The airline flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other – carrying more than 68 million passengers a year, of which around 12 million are travelling on business.