November 6, 2008

Ryanair Launches New Base at Edinburgh Airport

Ireland-based low-cost airline Ryanair has launched its 27th base at Edinburgh Airport in the UK.

Ryanair will base two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, worth $140 million, to serve 23 routes to and from Edinburgh.

Lesley Kane, head of sales and marketing for Europe at Ryanair, said: "The base launch will see 11 new routes on offer from Edinburgh Airport adding to the existing eight routes already in operation. Along with these 19 routes we have recently announced two ski destinations to Grenoble and Turin, and two new Italian destinations to Cagliari and Bologna.

"In total the 23 routes to and from Edinburgh will deliver in excess of 1.2 million passengers per annum, generating an annual visitor spend of over E138 million and sustaining 1,200 jobs in Edinburgh and east Scotland."