Ryanair reveals Edinburgh plan
Wed, 19 Dec, 2007
Low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced it plans to expand its operations out of Edinburgh Airport during 2008.
The airline currently only flies on two routes from the Scottish capital, to Dublin and Shannon in the Republic of Ireland.
However, next year it plans to launch new services to the German cities of Bremen and Frankfurt, the historic Italian city of Pisa, the Spanish tourist hotspot of Alicante and Marseille on France's picturesque southern coast.
Edinburgh Airport's managing director David Johnston described the news as fantastic and said the new routes will add "further choice and frequency" for the city's holidaymakers and business travellers.
He added: "Ryanair's existing services to Dublin and Shannon are hugely successful and we look forward to continuing to work closely with the airline to ensure the strong performance of these exciting new routes."
The expansion at Edinburgh Airport is part of Ryanair's plan to add 50 new European routes to its timetable ahead of the summer 2008 season.