Ryanair has launched its biggest-ever Scottish winter schedule, with 13 new Edinburgh routes to Baden, Budapest, Carcassonne, Eindhoven, Hamburg, Katowice, Nantes, Prague, Szczecin, Toulouse, Venice, Valencia and Wroclaw.
In addition, two new Glasgow routes will be added, to Krakow and Madrid, bringing the total offered from the airport to 17.
The low-cost carrier hopes to deliver 20 per cent growth and over five million customers per annum in total at Ryanair’s four Scottish Airports and supporting 3,750 jobs.
Ryanair will continue to connect Scotland with major business centres on high frequency, low fare services including Berlin (daily), Dublin (six daily), London (seven daily) and Rome (daily).
In Edinburgh, Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said: “We are pleased to launch our biggest-ever Scotland winter schedule, with 15 new routes and 20 per cent growth.”
He added: “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 create thousands of additional jobs.”