Airline adds more routes
Ryanair boosts Scottish flights and hints at more
Ryanair has unveiled 13 new routes via Edinburgh airport and two for Glasgow as chief executive Michael O’Leary promised to add even more routes if the Scottish Government scrapped air passenger duty.
The airline will add a number of European cities to Edinburgh’s roster of destinations (38 in total), and said it will deliver 20% growth and more than five million customers through four Scottish Airports.
Ryanair will continue to connect Scotland with major business centres on high frequency, low fare services including Berlin (daily), Dublin (6 daily), London (7 daily) and Rome (daily).
The latest schedule includes:
- 13 new routes: Baden (2 wkly), Budapest (2), Carcassonne (2), Eindhoven (3), Hamburg (2),
Katowice (2), Nantes (2), Prague (3), Szczecin (2), Toulouse (2), Venice Treviso (3),
Valencia (3) & Wroclaw (2)
- Extra flights to Copenhagen (5 wkly) & Fuerteventura (2)
- 38 routes in total
- 8m customers p.a. (+14%)
- 2,100* “on-site” jobs p.a.
- 2 new routes to Krakow (2 wkly) & Madrid (4)
- 17 routes in total
- 4m customers p.a. (+ 24%)
- 1,000 * “on-site” jobs p.a.
- 9 routes in total (including Alicante, Lanzarote & Tenerife)
- 675,000 customers a. (+4%)
- 2 routes to Alicante and Malaga
- 80,000 customers p.a.
Mr O’Leary said: “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 and create thousands of additional jobs.”