Ryanair to grow in Scotland next summer after reaching an agreement with Edinburgh Airport’s new owners

Ryanair (Dublin) today announced a new summer build-up in Scotland:

Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (December 4) announced significant summer 2013 growth in Scotland, with 38 routes (6 new) at Edinburgh and 27 routes (2 new) at Glasgow Prestwick, which will deliver a combined total of over 3 million passengers and sustain over 3,000 “on site jobs” at both Edinburgh and Glasgow Prestwick airports.

Ryanair cut its winter 2012 schedule at Edinburgh following the breakdown of cost negotiations with the previous owners of Edinburgh, the BAA. After reaching agreement with Edinburgh Airport’s new owners, Global Infrastructure Partners, Ryanair will now grow again at Edinburgh as follows:
  • 38 routes (up 11%).
  • 6 new routes to/from Bologna, Beziers, Cagliari, Corfu, Katowice & Santander
  • Increased frequencies on 5 other routes
  • From 232 to 246 weekly flights (up 5%).
  • From 1.6m to 1.8m pax p.a (up 11%).
  • 1,800 jobs at Edinburgh Airport.
Ryanair will also grow at Glasgow Prestwick as follows:
  • 27 routes (up 7%).
  • 2 new routes to/from Rzeszow & Warsaw Modlin
  • Increased frequencies on 4 other routes
  • From 86 to 95 weekly flights (up 10%).
  • From 1.2m to 1.4m pax p.a (up 6%).
  • 1,400 jobs at Edinburgh Airport.

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