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Scotlands Favourite Low Fares Airline Introduces New Edinburgh-Paphos Route

Tuesday, 02 November 2010

easyJet will tomorrow (Wednesday, November 3) launch flights from Edinburgh to the popular resort of Paphos in Cyprus.

Paphos is said to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty - and easyJet believes Scots holiday makers are sure to fall in love with this stunning holiday hotspot.


The new route from the low-fares airline will make it easier than ever to jet off to the cosmopolitan Mediterranean resort, with twice-weekly flights (on Wednesdays and Saturdays) available from £31.99 (one-way).


Paphos is a major draw for tourists thanks to its sandy beaches, historic sites, impressive intricate mosaics, fantastic food and much more.


Sophie Dekkers, UK Commercial Manager of easyJet, said: "We are very excited to offer yet another new route from Edinburgh, giving customers an even wider choice of destinations at great prices.  


"This will take our number of Edinburgh routes up to 19, and with another new route on the horizon later this month we are demonstrating our ongoing commitment to offering superb choice and value to our Scottish customers."


Over the past year easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has announced the introduction of flights from Edinburgh to Lyon, Lisbon and Basel, and marked a major milestone at the airport in May when its 300 millionth passenger was identified on a flight from Edinburgh to Geneva.




Notes to editors:

About easyJet:
easyJet is now Europe's No. 1 air transport network due to its leading presence on Europe's top 100 routes and at Europe's 50 largest airports. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour's drive of an easyJet airport, more than any other airline.


By offering the lowest fares to the most convenient airports, this year easyJet will grow profitably by 10% and will carry 50 million passengers on over 500 routes between 119 airports in 29 countries.


easyJet is the UK's largest and Europe's fourth largest airline by passenger numbers. In 2009, the airline carried 28 million passengers in the UK and 46 million in total. On average easyJet flies passengers 1100 km for just £45/€50.

easyJet takes sustainability seriously. Over the last 10 years, the airline has reduced CO2 emissions per passenger km by 25% by investing in the latest technology. Its fleet of nearly 200 state-of-the-art aircraft is only 3.5 years old.