easyJet has launched flights from Edinburgh to Venice. Additionally this week the airline will make a further addition to its Scottish network with services from Edinburgh to Vienna commencing on 6 February.
The new year round service to Venice, which is expected to carry up to 50,000 passengers in the first year of operation and will operate four times a week on Monday’s, Wednesday’s, Friday’s and Sunday’s.
The new year round service to Vienna, which is expected to carry 21,000 passengers in the first year of operation and will operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays before increasing to three services a week from summer 2016.
The airline already flies to Venice from London Gatwick, London Luton, London Southend and Manchester and to Vienna from London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester and Bristol.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s Head of Scotland, said: “easyJet is Scotland’s largest airline and now has an unrivalled network of over 50 routes served from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness.
“We are pleased to further strengthen our network from Edinburgh with the addition of these services and are confident that Venice will prove a popular destination for travellers due to the assortment of contemporary hotels and restaurants, accompanied by the vibrant café scene and enchanting architecture.
“We believe that the new Vienna route will prove a popular addition to our existing network with its magnificent historical architecture including the Grand Imperial Palaces, bombastic baroque interiors, range of art museums and the impressive Hofburg. Visitors can also see the spectacular show of traditional Lipizzan horse riding at the Spanish Riding School or listen to an exceedingly high vocal performance by the Vienna Boys’ Choir - one of the most well known in the World attracting singers from all over the world and working with the likes of Mozart, Fux, Gluck and Bruckner.”
Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “These new flights to Venice and Vienna represent fascinating additions to the growing choice of routes to European cities direct from Scotland’s capital.
“The two cities – like Edinburgh – are famous for their creative and artistic provenance. Outbound passengers flying to Venice in the first week of this service will be lucky enough to arrive into the middle of the alluring Carnival.”
easyJet is Scotland’s largest airline and since the very first easyJet flight nineteen years ago between Luton and Glasgow Scotland has been a key market for the airline.