Ryanair expands Edinburgh offerings

Ryanair has announced 5 new routes from Edinburgh to Alicante, Bremen, Frankfurt, Marseille and Pisa, starting from March 2008.Next year Ryanair’s 7 routes to/from Edinburgh will deliver 600,000 passengers who will generate a visitor spend of £50m and sustain 600 jobs in Edinburgh and East Scotland.

Today’s new routes are part of Ryanair’s largest ever new route expansion, which sees 50 new European routes in 2008, including 3 new airports, Angouleme (France), Arad and Constanta (Romania). This brings Ryanair’s network to over 600 routes for Summer 2008. As part of this expansion, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Newquay will all benefit from new route launches in March.

Announcing Ryanair’s five new routes from Edinburgh, CEO Michael O’Leary, said:

“Ryanair connects Scotland to more international destinations than any other airline and we are delighted to add to this by offering Edinburgh’s passengers 5 new routes to France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Next year 600,000 passengers will enjoy Ryanair’s guaranteed lowest fares from Edinburgh, making savings of over £9m compared to Easyjet’s high fares.

“To celebrate the roll out of Ryanair’s largest ever European expansion we are releasing 2 million seats across our 605 European routes for just £10/ €10. This offer must end at midnight Thursday, so we advise passengers to go straight to www.ryanair.com because these bargains will be snapped up in record time”.