easyJet launches three new winter routes from Scotland

Date Posted: 12 Jun, 2024

  • easyJet has put three new routes on sale today from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Hurghada in Egypt and from Edinburgh to Rovaniemi in Finland
  • First flights will take off from 6 November to Hurghada and from 3 December to Rovaniemi
  • Seats are now on sale on easyJet.com and via the mobile app with fares starting from £35.99*

easyJet, Scotland’s largest airline, has today announced it will be launching three new winter routes to its Scottish network, meaning customers can choose from an even greater range of destinations to enjoy this winter and book early to get the best fares.

For those looking for a magical Christmas getaway, easyJet is launching winter flights from Edinburgh to Rovaniemi, the gateway to Finnish Lapland, which will launch on 3rd December and will operate twice a week throughout winter. The new route joins existing services from London Gatwick, Bristol and Manchester, which are set to prove popular with families visiting the famous home of Santa Claus this winter.

Also launching this winter are two new routes from Scotland to Egypt’s scuba diving hotspot Hurghada. Flights will launch from Glasgow twice a week starting from 8 November operating year round, as well as from Edinburgh twice a week starting from 6 November throughout the winter season. easyJet is the number one carrier from the UK to both Egypt and North Africa, which continue to prove popular with UK holidaymakers for guaranteed winter sun, vast sandy beaches and world-renowned coral reefs.

In May the airline announced it would be launching nine new routes this winter including the only route from the UK to Akuyeri in Iceland and with eight additional new routes on sale from today from the UK, customers have even more choice when looking to book their next winter getaway, whether they’re hitting the slopes, browsing Europe’s best Christmas markets, planning a magical family holiday or chasing the winter sun.

Flights on new routes for this winter are now available to book at easyJet.com and via the mobile app starting from £35.99.*

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, commented:

“We’re delighted to be launching even more new routes from our airports across Scotland to a range of fantastic destinations, providing evening more choice for our customers this winter whether they’re looking for a Christmas getaway, hitting the slopes or chasing the winter sun and we can’t wait to welcome more customers on board.”

Rob Lang, Head of Marketing at Edinburgh Airport said:

“These new routes are like Christmas come early for people already planning for that winter getaway!

“Rovaniemi will be a chance to visit Santa, view the Northern Lights and experience that winter postcard for yourself, while Hurghada will be the perfect choice for those seeking some sun and relaxation by the pool. We hope passengers are excited about yet more choice from Edinburgh Airport with easyJet.”

Christopher Tibbett, Group Head of Airline Relations and Marketing for Glasgow Airport, said: “We are thrilled to welcome easyJet’s launch of a twice weekly service to Hurghada in Egypt.

“easyJet have already launched several new routes for Glasgow Airport this year; including to Porto and Lisbon; and this additional new route marks an exciting expansion for easyJet and demonstrates our commitment to providing our passengers with diverse and enticing travel options.

“Hurghada is a stunning destination known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and rich cultural heritage. We are confident that this addition will be welcomed by leisure travellers seeking a sun-soaked getaway this winter.”

The new routes also come after easyJet and easyJet holidays recently announced plans to launch 15 new summer routes from Birmingham, where the airline will open a new base in March 2024. The opening of the base with the addition of three aircraft at the airport has enabled the airline to further expand its Birmingham network to 28 routes to serve both leisure and business travellers flying from the UK’s second largest city.

Holidaymakers looking for inspiration can use easyJet’s Low Fare Finder on easyJet.com to search for the lowest fares on easyJet’s entire network, all in one place, allowing them to plan their next holiday at a bargain price. 

Since launching operations to and from Scotland nearly 30 years ago, easyJet has grown to become the largest airline in Glasgow and overall, in Scotland and now serves four Scottish airports – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Inverness, employing over 720 people locally, serving more customers and offering more connections to a greater range of destinations to ever before.

To book or discover more about easyJet’s Scottish network, visit easyJet.com.