One new based aircraft (11 total) and 4.7m. passengers per annum.
Ryanair announced its new Edinburgh schedule for Summer ‘23, with 69 routes incl. 6 new destinations – Belfast, Bournemouth, Cornwall, London Stansted, Rhodes and Venice – as well as increased frequencies on over 30 of Ryanair’s most popular Edinburgh routes. This record schedule will see Ryanair base one new aircraft in Edinburgh (11 total) for Summer ‘23 – another $100m investment and creating over 30 new highly paid jobs for pilots and cabin crew.
Ryanair’s Edinburgh Summer ‘23 schedule will deliver:
- 1 new based aircraft (11 total)
- $1.1bn investment
- 69 routes, incl. 6 new destinations – Belfast, Bournemouth, Cornwall, London Stansted, Rhodes & Venice
- Increased frequencies on over 30 routes, incl. Alicante, Barcelona, Brussels Charleroi, Milan & Shannon
- Over 25% capacity growth (vs S22)
- 4.7m. passengers per annum
This Summer, Ryanair will offer its Edinburgh citizens/visitors the widest choice when booking their Summer ‘23 getaways this summer (+25% growth vs S22) and at the lowest fares in Europe, growing both inbound tourism and jobs. This unrivalled growth is underpinned by Ryanair’s $1.1bn investment in Edinburgh Airport, with 11 based aircraft.
Although Ryanair welcomes the UK Government’s 50% APD cut for domestic travel from Apr’23, this reduction ignores international connectivity which is fundamental for the growth of the UK’s economy and tourism. Ryanair calls on the UK Govt to fully abolish APD immediately for all travel, which would not only promote tourism, but support much needed connectivity to the UK, an island-based economy.
Ryanair’s Dara Brady said: “As the UK’s no.1 airline for low fares and reliability, Ryanair is pleased to announce our new Edinburgh schedule for Summer 2023, with 6 exciting new routes to Belfast, Bournemouth, Cornwall, London Stansted, Rhodes and Venice, offering Edinburgh customers/visitors even more choice for their summer holidays at the lowest fares in Europe.
This record 2023 schedule will see the addition of one new based aircraft (11 total), representing another $100m investment in Edinburgh Airport ($1.1bn total) and supporting over 330 highly paid pilot and crew jobs, as Ryanair continues to deliver more traffic, connectivity, and lower fares than any other airline for the UK.
However, if we are to continue to grow and to drive recovery and connectivity to the UK, Prime Minister Sunak must immediately scrap APD in full for all travel (not just domestic travel) and provide incentives for airlines like Ryanair to stimulate growth and recovery for the UK and its regions.”
Kate Sherry, Aviation Director at Edinburgh Airport, said: “With six fantastic new routes, and increased frequency to many of Europe’s most popular destinations, the arrival of Ryanair’s summer schedule for ’23 is great news for our passengers – as is the introduction of the new cleaner, quieter Boeing 737 Gamechanger aircraft for many of these flights.
“It is always our aim to offer as much choice as possible from Edinburgh and the announcement of this schedule comes as we continue to build towards a strong summer season at the airport.
“This investment, which will also see an additional Ryanair aircraft based at EDI, is a real show of faith in the market – illustrating the growing demand for travel we’re seeing at Edinburgh.”
Six new Edinburgh Summer 2023 routes
Four new domestic routes to Edinburgh for Summer ‘23
Also, Ryanair announced 4 new domestic routes to Edinburgh from Belfast, Bournemouth, Cornwall and London Stansted as part of its Summer ’23 schedule. Ryanair has responded to the UK Govt’s 50% APD cut for domestic travel from April ’23 with the opening of new domestic routes, incl. Edinburgh to Belfast, Bournemouth, Cornwall and London Stansted. However, this 50% reduction ignores international connectivity which is fundamental for the growth of the UK’s economy and tourism. Ryanair calls again on the UK Govt to fully abolish APD for all travel immediately, which would not only promote tourism, but support much needed connectivity to the UK – an island-based economy on the edge of Europe.
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Dara Brady said: “We are delighted to be bringing even more choice and value to our customers in the UK with the addition of these 4 new Edinburgh routes to our Summer ‘23 schedule, offering our customers in Belfast, Bournemouth Cornwall and London even more choice when planning their long-awaited summer holidays. To mark this good news, we’ve launched a special seat sale for early bird customers looking to bag themselves a bargain on their Summer ’23 holiday with fares from just £29.99 available now on Ryanair.com. And for cost conscious families, you can now spread out the cost of your holiday by paying half the price now and the other half up to 40 days pre-departure when you book Ryanair’s Family Plus bundle, making family holidays more accessible for everyone.”
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