Europe’s largest low cost airline has said it will base two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft at Edinburgh, Ryanair’s 27th European base. The new aircraft, worth £88 million, will serve 23 routes from the Scottish airport.
Commenting on the new base, Ryanair head of sales and marketing Europe Lesley Kane said the airline’s routes from Edinburgh would serve 1.2 million passengers per year, helping to sustain 1,200 jobs in Edinburgh and east Scotland.
"The base launch will see 11 fantastic new routes on offer from Edinburgh Airport adding to the existing 8 routes already in operation.
"Along with these 19 routes we have recently announced 2 exciting ski destinations to Grenoble and Turin and 2 brand new Italian destinations to Cagliari and Bologna."
Edinburgh Airport’s managing director Gordon Dewar has welcomed has welcomed Ryanair’s eleven "exciting new services".
Ryanair announced earlier this week that its October traffic had risen by 18 percent.