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easyJet and Edinburgh Airport sign airport's biggest ever deal

10 December 2012

Scotland's busiest airport and Scotland's largest airline have today (Monday) signed the biggest deal in the airport's history.

The Chief Executives from Edinburgh Airport and easyJet met in Edinburgh to formally agree the deal that will see new routes commence from the Capital's airport in March 2013.

The agreement means that easyJet will bring over 15 million passengers to Edinburgh over the next 5 years.

easyJet announced earlier this year that it would be placing 2 additional planes at Edinburgh Airport, creating 160 jobs and providing links from Scotland to Berlin, Hamburg, Reykjavik, Dubrovnik, Prague and Copenhagen.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Airport, said: "This is a landmark deal for this airport and one that we have worked exceedingly hard with easyJet to land. Being an independent business, we can now bring commerciality and customer focus to bear that allows us to complete deals of this kind. Both Carolyn and myself are ambitious for Edinburgh and we look forward to working with her and her team to make our on-going partnership a success."

Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive of easyJet, said: "As Scotland's largest airline we carry almost three million passengers to and from Edinburgh every year. It's vital we can work closely and effectively with Edinburgh Airport to maintain this success and also to help us put our exciting expansion plans into place in 2013. We have been impressed with Edinburgh Airport's commitment to customer service and look forward to working closely with them over the next five years."