EasyJet’s inaugural flight from Edinburgh landed in Gibraltar on Saturday. The service marks the first direct connection between Gibraltar and Scotland, and is the fifth route operated by EasyJet to the British overseas territory, joining London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester and Bristol.
It follows inaugural Eastern Airways flights to Gibraltar in May from Southampton and Birmingham.
The new EasyJet service is scheduled to operate twice weekly until the end of October – on Tuesdays and Saturdays – using Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft.
Present to welcome the flight, with teams from the airport and the Gibraltar Tourist Board and a traditional water cannon salute, minister for business, tourism, transport and the port Vijay Daryanani said, “I’m very pleased to finally see this service start. This was the first route that I secured to Gibraltar in December 2019. Edinburgh is the first ever direct link with Scotland from our airport, so this gives me even more satisfaction. It was due to operate last year but the pandemic delayed this.
“When the route was originally on sale it showed excellent forward demand and I have no doubt that it will be a great success. This is yet another example of this government’s efforts to improve air connections with the UK, our strongest market. I enjoy an excellent personal working relationship with EasyJet and I look forward to building on this and exploring further possibilities with the airline.”
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