It seems whenever airlines are in the news, it’s generally something bad – whether permanent closures, ‘ghost trips’ or cancelled flights. But we have one bit of good news (or not, if you’re considering the environmental impact) as Ryanair has announced it will resume its direct flights from London to Edinburgh.
From October 30, the budget airline will relaunch its Stansted-Edinburgh service. The route had been paused for three years after all Boeing 737 Max planes were grounded following two crashes that happened in the space of five months.
The carrier will be giving airline competitors easyJet and British Airways a run for their money as it sets up 14 weekly flights on Scotland’s busiest air corridor.
Ryanair is gearing up for a huge winter as it aims to run 3,000 daily flights across 88 bases. Edinburgh Airport will see a record 57 flights, up by 12 from last year as Ryanair has increased the number of planes based in the Scottish capital.
A Ryanair spokesperson saidRyanair’s: ‘Ryanair is delighted to announce a new route for our Edinburgh Winter ’22 schedule operating twice-daily to London Stansted.
‘Ryanair’s Edinburgh based fleet of ten aircraft ($1 billion total investment), five of which are our new more environmentally friendly Boeing 737 8-200 Game-changer aircraft, will underpin our largest ever Edinburgh Winter schedule.’