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easyJet adds six new routes from Edinburgh

easyJet (UK) (London-Luton) has announced six new routes from Edinburgh which will result in the creation of around 160 new jobs along with an estimated 500 indirect jobs in Scotland. The low-fare airline is also Increasing the number of based aircraft from five to seven.

The six new routes, which take the total number easyJet serves to 30, have been decided following a thorough consultation with VisitScotland, Marketing Edinburgh and the Scottish business community. Key German destinations Berlin and Hamburg will be served alongside popular city breaks such as Prague, Copenhagen, Reykjavik and Dubrovnik which will be available on the new schedule.

easyJet will be the only airline to operate flights between Edinburgh and Berlin and will add competition on the Prague route. This will be the first time Iceland will be served all year around from Edinburgh.

The first Airbus A319 is scheduled to arrive on December 2, 2012 with the second plane commencing operations in March 2013.

In the 12 months to end June 2012, easyJet carried over 4.5 million passengers across its four Scottish airports – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness. easyJet will now serve 30 destinations  in and out of Edinburgh and offers up to 68 flights a day between Scotland and London.

Current destinations from Edinburgh include key business routes to London, where easyJet flies to London Gatwick, London Stansted and London Luton as part of its commitment to keep the Scottish business community connected to London. Popular leisure routes to Dalaman, Naples, Athens, Tenerife and Grenoble have also been introduced in the past 12 months.

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Airbus A319-111 G-EZDP (msn 3675) taxies past the camera at Geneva.

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easyJet adds new routes to Iceland

easyJet (UK) (London-Luton) has announced the addition of two new routes from Manchester and Edinburgh to Keflavik (near Reykjavik), which will begin in March 2013.

Twice weekly flights will leave Edinburgh and Manchester from March 14 and 21, 2013 respectively. The flights will leave Edinburgh on Mondays and Thursdays and Manchester on Thursdays and Sundays.

Earlier this year, easyJet operated its inaugural flight to Keflavik from London (Luton) – a route which has proved popular with passengers both in the UK and Iceland. The Luton – Keflavik service is now being increased from three to four flights per week throughout the year, bringing the total number of easyJet flights to the destination to eight per week from next March. The additional flight will operate on Fridays.

Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren.

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Wizz Air to start Budapest-Geneva service on December 14

Wizz Air (Hungary) (Budapest) will launch a new route from Budapest to Geneva starting on December 14. The new route will operate on three days a week. In addition, the company will launch a new route from from Belgrade to Beauvais.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. Airbus A320-233 HA-LPA (msn 839) is seen in action at London (Luton).