easyJet, the UK-based regional airline, has announced the launch of two new routes from Edinburgh Airport – to Catania in Italy, and to Antalya in Turkey – for summer 2023.
The new Catania service will operate up to twice a week on Mondays and Fridays throughout the summer, while services to Antalya will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Both routes will provide customers in Scotland with more choice when planning their summer getaway.
The new routes also allow holidaymakers from Edinburgh to explore Catania or Antalya with easyJet holidays. Seats are available to book with fares from £31.99 for this summer.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: ‘We are delighted to be welcoming the arrival of our ninth aircraft in Edinburgh today and to be celebrating the launch of our new summer routes to Catania and Antalya, which is a testament to our continued success and commitment to our customers by providing greater choice and direct connectivity to more of the fantastic destinations Europe has to offer, for what will be our biggest ever summer in Scotland.
‘We are proud to be the largest airline in Scotland and the expansion of our fleet and strengthening of our network at Edinburgh demonstrates our confidence in the resilient strength of demand for travel in the UK, with customers choosing us for our trusted brand, unrivalled network and great value fares and we can’t wait to welcome more customers on board.’
Kate Sherry, Chief Commercial Officer (Aero) said: ‘It’s great to see the new routes to Catania and Antalya commence as both offer something very different to our passengers, ensuring we are offering choice of destination and experience where we can. We love to provide excitement to and a sense of adventure to people looking to get away and we know offering them a variety of destinations is something that provides that.
‘The basing of another aircraft at Edinburgh to expand easyJet’s presence to nine at Scotland’s airport really demonstrates the airline’s commitment to growth in the capital. We are always looking to use the latest aircraft with the most modern technology and four A320s delivers that, and we look forward to working with each other to provide more choice for passengers where we can.’
easyJet has also introduced an additional aircraft to its base at Edinburgh Airport, to serve demand. With the arrival of the new 186-seat Airbus A320, easyJet will now base nine A320 aircraft at Edinburgh Airport.