Jet2 adds new routes to and from Scotland
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Budget carrier Jet2 has announced new routes from Scotland for next summer. The news follows record breaking passenger numbers from Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The low cost airline has seen it's total capacity for customers reach 1.42 million. The summer of 2017 will see Jet2 serve 53 destinations from Scotland, the largest selection of routes since the Airline began operating out of the country six years ago.
Package holidays have the biggest appeal for Scottish tourists, with Majorca as the leading destination for passengers on Jet2.
David Neil, head of planning at Jet2, said: “Majorca is still the number one destination for our Scottish customers, but the Canaries are very popular as well and we are also seeing strong demand for places like Croatia and Greece.”
According to the company, it's capacity at Edinburgh Airport is growing at 36 percent year-on-year. Mr Neil added, “We have seen a major expansion at Edinburgh last year, but the summer of 2017 will be our biggest offering in Scotland to date.”
The new routes include services to Girona in Spain, Naples in Italy and the return of direct flights to Murcia in Spain.
Glasgow airport saw a nine percent boost in capacity and as a result for the first time, will be offering direct services to Dubrovnik in Croatia.