easyJet has announced it will be adding a new direct European route from Edinburgh.The daily service to Munich will bring the total number of destinations served by
easyJet from its Edinburgh base to nine, with an overall capacity increase of
5%.The airline expects to carry almost 100,000 passengers on this route in the
first 12 months.
Earlier this year easyJet converted its bases at Edinburgh and Glasgow to solely
Airbus operations, replacing the current fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft with brand new
Airbus 319s. This move, together with the expansion of its Glasgow operations
earlier this year, reflects easyJet’s continued commitment to its future in
David Osborne, easyJet UK General Manager Commercial, commented:
“easyJet is thrilled to be bringing this direct new route from Edinburgh to Munich.
The German city is an important business centre as well as a historic and cultural
city, ideal for business passengers and for weekend breaks. This direct route is
not only advantageous for Scots on business and leisure but will also bring
economic benefit to Scotland by bringing German tourists to the region.
This new route is the first step in easyJet’s expansion plans for Edinburgh in 2007
and we look forward to announcing more new routes in the coming weeks.”
Richard Jeffrey, managing director of Edinburgh Airport welcomed easyJet’s
commitment to the capital. He said:
“This is excellent news from easyJet and underlines their commitment to expand from
Edinburgh. We are delighted to be able to support this new route through the BAA
Scotland route development fund.
“Munich is one of Germany’s most vibrant cities, an important business centre and an
ideal city break destination. We are confident it will prove popular with
passengers, both here and in Germany, and will provide a real boost to the city’s
“We look forward to working with easyJet to ensure the success of this new route and
welcome their announcement of further expansion in the weeks ahead.”