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Scottish Holiday Makers Have French Fancy

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

The stereotypical image of boozy Scots on holiday is a thing of past as Scottish travellers go 'oh la la' for the romantic sights of Paris!


A recent survey conducted by low-fares airline easyJet found that the 'city of love' was the top European destination for Scottish travellers.


The original city break destination, Paris is home to some of the world's best known attractions including the Louvre and Eiffel Tower. The popular location came out on top with 24% of people suggesting they would most like to visit Paris.  


The second and third most popular hot spots were Madrid (18%) and Milan (15%), suggesting Scots are now favouring culture over sun and sand.


Scottish couples looking to visit the romantic city of Paris can fly daily from Edinburgh or from Glasgow on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with prices starting at £25.99 (single, one way). 


The survey conducted also revealed that 60% of travellers considered flying to be the most cost effective mode of transport and that 66% of travellers holidaying this year flew or plan to fly to their destination.  


Paul Simmons, easyJet's UK general manager, said: "The survey results are in-line with our original thoughts that people who holiday in Europe would rather fly than travel by any other mode of transport.


"Paris is a popular destination with our travellers and with daily flights from Scotland for as little as £25.99, easyJet makes the romantic city even more accessible." 


easyJet offers travellers even more choice than before as it has expanded its services considerably since it began operating out of Edinburgh 14 years ago. In November 1995 easyJet operated just 19 flights out of Edinburgh - by comparison, in July easyJet operated more than 700. easyJet flies to 20 European destinations from Scotland. 


For more information or to book flights please visit http://www.easyjet.com/





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.