Airline’s record winter 2017 Scotland schedule to deliver 20% growth and 5 million customers
Ryanair has launched 13 new routes between Edinburgh and Europe as part of its biggest ever Scottish winter schedule.
The airline will fly from Edinburgh Airport to Baden, Budapest, Carcassonne, Eindhoven, Hamburg, Katowice, Nantes, Prague, Szczecin, Toulouse, Venice, Valencia and Wroclaw during winter 2017, taking its total number of routes from the Capital to 38.
This, combined with two new routes between Glasgow and Krakow and Madrid, will deliver 20% growth and more than 5 million customers a year across Ryanair’s four Scottish airports, supporting 3,750 jobs.
Ryanair will also continue to connect Scotland with major business centres on high frequency, low fare services, which include Berlin (daily), Dublin (6 daily), London (7 daily) and Rome (daily), with better timings and even lower fares as these new routes go on sale this month (February 2017).
In Edinburgh, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said: “We are pleased to launch our biggest-ever Scotland winter schedule, with 15 new routes and 20% growth which will deliver over 5 m customers p.a. and support 3,750 jobs at Ryanair’s four Scottish Airports.
“We are also pleased to report record bookings on our Scottish summer 2017 schedule, and Scottish customers can look forward to even lower fares, so there’s never been a better time to book a low fare flight on Ryanair.
“We urge all customers who wish to book their holidays to do so now on the Ryanair.com website or mobile app, where they can avail of the lowest fare air travel to and from Scotland.
“We call on the Scottish Government to follow the Irish example and scrap APD entirely to allow Scottish traffic, tourism and jobs to grow and ensure Scottish airports can compete and attract more business.
“The scrapping of APD would enable Ryanair to base more aircraft in Scotland, add even more new routes and and create thousands of additional jobs.
“To celebrate the launch of our Scotland winter 2017 schedule we are releasing seats for sale across our European network from just £9.99, which are available for booking until midnight Monday (20 Feb).”