Edinburgh Airport is set to be the airport of choice for Tartan Army football fans looking to follow Scotland’s progress in the Euro 2012 qualifiers.
Following the draw for the UEFA European Football Championship at the weekend, Scotland is set to face Spain, the Czech Republic, Liechtenstein and Lithuania.
Edinburgh Airport is currently the only airport in Scotland operating regular direct services to all four destinations.
Easyjet serves Madrid with daily flights, while the service to the Czech capital Prague is operated by Jet2. Star1 Airlines recently announced twice weekly flights to Vilnius in Lithuania, and those bound for Liechtenstein can travel with bmi, which operates flights to the nearest airport in Zurich.
Gordon Dewar, Managing Director of Edinburgh Airport, said:
"Scotland’s got a great traveling support who always bring a real buzz to the airport when they’re passing through on their way to games abroad. It’s really easy for the fans to fly out to the 2012 fixtures from Edinburgh as we’ve got direct routes to all the destination countries. They just need to focus on enjoying the matches and cheering on the national side as they make their way through the qualifiers. At the airport, we’ll be gearing up to ensure the fans have an enjoyable trip through the terminal, and we’ll be fully behind the Scotland team when it comes to kick off."
Notes to Editors
- More than 30 airlines serve more than 100 destinations from Edinburgh Airport.
- 11 new services have already been announced to start from Edinburgh in 2010.