Ryanair’s new service from City of Derry Airport to Edinburgh Airport commenced at the weekend and was marked with a fabulous Scottish themed celebration at the North West hub airport. The new route will be operating five times a week, fulfilling the demand for direct air connectivity between the North West region and the Scottish capital.
Passengers departing and arriving on Ryanair’s Boeing 737 aircraft were treated to light refreshments, entertainment and a beautiful keepsake certificate to celebrate the inaugural flight.
Airport Manager at City of Derry, Charlene Shongo, expressed her delight at the new route: “City of Derry Airport is absolutely delighted to be working with Ryanair to offer our customers direct air access to Edinburgh. Steeped in history, Edinburgh is a charming city and it has something to offer for everyone, providing an idyllic city break destination for romantic retreats, family fun and shopping trips. Edinburgh is the perfect destination to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a diverse and vibrant city.
“Travellers from the North West can enjoy low cost fares with Ryanair – particularly for those who travel to Edinburgh on a regular basis to visit familiar and friends and for studies and sporting events.
“With fares to Edinburgh starting from £9.99 one way, the new route is already proving extremely popular and this trend looks set to continue with flights available at peak times five days a week from City of Derry Airport”.
This new service from Ryanair will operate alongside their current route from City of Derry Airport to Liverpool, a new service to Glasgow that has just commenced with Scottish airline Loganair and a twice daily service to London with flybmi.
Summer sun holidays to Majorca are also available from City of Derry Airport with TUI as well as a charter flight to Iceland with Super Break which is due to depart in January 2019.
Mrs Shongo concluded: “City of Derry Airport has become the airport of choice for the North West of Ireland, offering both convenience and excellent customer service and that I would encourage all travellers within the local catchment to think about flight options from their local airport when making future travel arrangements, asking air passengers to “Think Local and Choose CoDA” whenever they can. “We have fantastic facilities on our doorstep and it is essential that everyone takes advantage of their local airport for their travel plans when possible”.