Irish low fares airline Ryanair has announced plans to increase flights on its Edinburgh to London service from four to five times daily, as part of its expanded winter 2015 schedule.
Ryanair’s Edinburgh winter 2015 schedule includes two new routes to Frankfurt Hahn and Santander, adding to a total of 18 routes, and extra flights on five routes: Alicante, Krakow, London Stansted and Malaga & Tenerife, which is expected to deliver two million customers p.a. and support 2,000 ‘on-site’ jobs at Edinburgh Airport.
Next winter, Scottish, business and leisure travellers and families can choose 18 routes to/from Edinburgh, while enjoying allocated seating, a free second carry-on bag, reduced fees, a new website, and a new app with mobile boarding passes.
Ryanair celebrated the launch of its extra flights to London by releasing 100,000 seats for sale across its European network, at prices from £19.99 for travel in June. These low fare seats are available for booking until midnight today.
Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Robin Kiely said: ‘Due to overwhelming demand, we are increasing flights on our Edinburgh – London service from 4 to 5 times daily, as part of our expanded winter 2015 schedule, which includes 2 new routes to Frankfurt Hahn and Santander (18 in total) and more flights on 4 other routes, which will deliver 2m customers p.a. and support 2,000 on site jobs at Edinburgh Airport.
Ryanair will continue to connect Edinburgh with Europe’s key centres of business, with more flights and improved schedules to and from major cities including Brussels, Dublin, and Rome, making Ryanair the ideal choice for business customers, and reaffirming Edinburgh as a gateway to Europe.’
Ryanair has also announced that it will increase flights on its Liverpool to Dublin service from three to four times daily, Manchester to Dublin service from five to six times daily, and Birmingham to Dublin service from four to six times daily. To celebrate these extra business flights Ryanair has also launched a seat sale with fares on these routes starting from £9.99 for travel in October and November.