Tale Two Cities Split Revealed Top Scots Summer Destinations
Monday, 13 June 2011
Scotland's favourite airline has revealed an East-West divide in summer destinations as Glasgow sunseekers flock to the Costas while Edinburgh holidaymakers hit the culture capitals.
easyJet has revealed that Glaswegians escaping the west coast weather are heading straight to the beach with Scots favourite Alicante at the top of the destination hotlist and Malaga narrowly behind.
Across in the capital, Swiss gem Geneva is the most popular summer destination followed by cultural hotspot Madrid and fashion capital Milan.
With more than 100,000 seats available on easyJet's summer sun routes this year and 35 flights from Scotland every week on average, there's still time to take advantage of its low fares.
Hugh Aitken, commercial manager for easyJet in Scotland, said: "It's not surprising that Scots passengers are ditching the dreich weather for the Costa del Sol - a long-time favourite for our Glasgow customers.
"Although the European cities appear more popular from Edinburgh, passengers across both cities are taking advantage of great prices and exploring the range of 34 destinations on offer from Scotland with easyJet this summer.
Earlier this year easyJet announced it will launch a new route in June from Glasgow to Jersey, and from October to Amsterdam.
The airline also announced three exciting new routes from Edinburgh which will start to be introduced from September - Tenerife, Grenoble and the country's only direct route to the Greek capital, Athens.
Notes to editors:
easyJet is Scotland's favourite airline - measured by passenger numbers. In the 12 months to end December the airline carried over 4 million passengers across the 4 airports (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness).