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Ryanair opens 27th European base at Edinburgh Airport

Fri, 29 Feb, 2008

Edinburgh Airport is to become the 27th European base for airline Ryanair as it opens up 17 new routes from the city.

As of September, the airline will base two of its aircraft at Edinburgh Airport at a cost of £70 million.

The firm claims 1,200 new jobs will be generated by the move alongside increased visitor spending of over £100 million.

Edinburgh Airport is Ryanair's second Scottish base and will offer services to Alicante, Bremen, Frankfurt, Marseille, Pisa and Dusseldorf by June this year.

As of September, destinations such as Billund, Bournemouth, Bratislava, Krakow, Lodz, Malaga, Palma, Stockholm and Wroclow will also be served, alongside the existing routes to Dublin and Shannon.

Sean Coyle, Ryanair's scheduled revenue director, commented: "Our 19 routes will deliver significant economic benefits for Edinburgh by capitalising on Scotland's huge tourism potential and making it cheaper and easier than ever before to get here."

In related news, a doctor from London is threatening to sue the airline after being thrown off a flight between Sardinia and London Stansted Airport for talking.

Joe Evans

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