easyJet Welcomes ninth Jet To Edinburgh Base

Low-cost service easyJet is rising its presence in Edinburgh (EDI) this summer time season. Alongside the addition of a ninth Airbus A320 airplane to the Scottish base earlier this month, the airline has already launched two new routes to Sicilian vacationer hotspot Catania (CTA) in Italy and Turkish seashore resort Antalya (AYT).

Progress for easyJet

easyJet’s summer time season schedule from Scotland is already looking for to be its largest ever, surpassing its pre-pandemic functionality by just about 1 million seats. The service will perform flights to 70 areas all through 17 worldwide areas, along with its newest additions to Catania and Antalya, which launched June 2 and three, respectively. Every routes are scheduled to run twice weekly in the midst of the summer time season, with Catania working Mondays and Fridays and Antalya on Wednesdays and Sundays.


Seats are presently marketed as little as £31.99, allowing residents of Edinburgh and the encircling areas with moderately priced and frequent journey selections all through Europe, the Heart East, and Northern Africa.

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Edinburgh is not going to be the one Scottish airport getting a elevate. Launched in May as part of a broader winter schedule announcement, easyJet confirmed it would launch a model new dwelling route between Glasgow (GLA) and Southampton (SOU), providing further regional connectivity between Scotland and the south of England. From November, two day-to-day frequencies will in all probability be offered from Glasgow, taking off Thursday and Saturday.

In a press launch shared by the airline, easyJet UK County Supervisor Ali Gayward celebrated the service’s newest development in Edinburgh, strengthening itself as certainly one of many largest airways in Scotland and the UK. Gayward added,

“We’re delighted to be welcoming the arrival of our ninth airplane in Edinburgh proper now and to be celebrating the launch of our new summer time season routes to Catania and Antalya, which is a testament to our continued success and dedication to our shoppers by providing increased choice and direct connectivity to additional of the unbelievable areas Europe has to produce, for what’s going to in all probability be our largest ever summer time season in Scotland.”

Progress at Edinburgh

Numerous completely different airways have moreover been eyeing Edinburgh for respective development plans. Earlier this week, low-cost competitor Ryanair launched that the city might be amongst 17 completely different airports to attach with Tirana (TIA) this winter, turning into a member of Manchester (MAN) and London Stansted (STN). Flights between Edinburgh and Tirana will perform as a lot as 4 situations weekly, offering added functionality for Albanian and Scottish vacationers looking out for brand spanking new areas to find.

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Moreover working via winter from Edinburgh will in all probability be Canadian flag service Air Canada, which not too way back relaunched direct firms between the city and Toronto (YYZ). Flights are presently scheduled day-to-day to fulfill peak summer time season demand nonetheless are set to scale back to three situations per week in the midst of the quieter winter months, with all firms operated by the service’s well-liked Boeing 787 Dreamliner widebody jet.

Air Canada’s Toronto – Edinburgh service is able to run until January 8 and might take a fast pause sooner than resuming for the Spring 2024 journey season.

Will you be flying from Edinburgh with easyJet this summer time season? What completely different routes would you want to see the service add? Inform us inside the suggestions.

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