New year, new routes: From Atlanta to Calgary and Catania, our guide to what's new for '23

Last updated Jan 04, 2023

You know what they all say, new year new routes.

2023 is shaping up to be a bumper year for travel from Edinburgh with airlines flying new routes to destinations across North America, Europe and the UK, giving you even more choice when planning your next adventure.

New destinations such as Calgary and Atlanta - incredible cities in their own right - open up a world of onward connection opportunities, while airlines beginning new routes to the likes of Catania and Izmir offers more opportunity to visit some of Europe's best places.

Here you can find our round-up of what's new for '23.



Atlanta - the largest city in the state of Georgia - is a regular fixture atop those 'best in travel' lists, packed with fun things to do. Visit the museums, galleries and significant historical landmarks, or venture out to the legendary State Mountain Park.

The city also opens up connectivity to the likes of New Orleans, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Mexico City and Tallahassee to name a few.

New for 2023 with Delta Air Lines. Find out more about Atlanta here.


One of Canada's true cultural capitals Calgary is home to world class food and drink, nightlife and shopping, while also being the gateway to the Canadian Rockies.

Located around 50-miles from the mountains you've got easy access to some amazing places, perfect for those who love exploring the great outdoors.

New for 2023 with WestJet. Find out more about Calgary here.


They don't call this place the Pearl of the Aegean for nothing. On one hand the Turkish city of Izmir has a rich history dating back thousands of years and on the other it's got a lively, metropolitan vibe with great seafront restaurants and bars.

Spend some time watching the sun go down at the Kordon seafront, or check out the Agora ruins which date back to 4th century BC.

SunExpress will begin operating flights to Izmir in 2023. Find out more about Izmir here.


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What's not to love about this Sicilian city? You've got UNESCO-protected architecture, brilliant bars and nightlife, and of course, amazing food - don't forget to try the pasta alla Norma.

Catania's location also means you've got beaches and access to the volcanic Mount Etna. Take a hike to the summit for an unforgettable experience.

New for 2023 with easyJet. Visit our Catania destination page here.


One of the top spots for a UK seaside holiday, Bournemouth offers miles of sandy beaches and some of the warmest sea temperatures in this part of the world thanks to its own micro-climate.

Close to the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site and within day trip distance of Stonehenge and Corfe Castle, there's plenty for all the family.

New for 2023 with Ryanair. Check out our Bournemouth destination page here.


A city break favourite with buzzing pubs and bars and a top tier foodie scene.

Learn all about the city at the Titanic Museum which tells the story of HMS Titanic while also exploring Belfast's history, or embark on a Game of Thrones walking tour which stops by many of the hit show's filming locations.

New with Ryanair for 2023. Visit our Belfast destination page here.


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This beautiful island leaves quite an impression with its awesome beaches and coastline, making it a firm favourite with outdoors and nature enthusiasts. The largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey offers a unique fusion of British and French cultures.

Highlights include Mont Orgueil Castle which towers over the fishing village of Gorey, and the Jersey War Tunnels where you can learn about the island during WWII.

New with easyJet for 2023. Check out our Jersey destination page here.

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