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Ryanair to open flights to Edinburgh and Birmingham

THE IRISH airline Ryanair is to start regular flights to Edinburgh, its eleventh destination from Bratislava, on September 24. The company announced on February 28 that the Scottish capital is to become its twenty-seventh airport base.

THE IRISH airline Ryanair is to start regular flights to Edinburgh, its eleventh destination from Bratislava, on September 24. The company announced on February 28 that the Scottish capital is to become its twenty-seventh airport base.

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 will fly to Edinburgh four times a week. “In the first year of operation, Ryanair plans to transport about 60,000 passengers on this route,” the company estimated, according to the SITA newswire.

In January, Ryanair announced that it is to start flying from Bratislava to Birmingham three times a week as of July 1 this year. In the first year of operation, the company expects to fly 40,000 passengers on the route. The company is planning to carry 700,000 to 800,000 passengers on its regular flights to and from Bratislava this year, said Tomasz Kulakowski, the company representative for Central Europe.

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