Budget airline opens up new route
Ryanair launches new route between Scotland and Poland
Budget airline Ryanair has launched a new route between the Scots capital and Poland.
The no-frills flights will go twice a week from Edinburgh to Szczecin.
Ryanair's Michelle Lowe said: "Ryanair is delighted to celebrate the start of its new route to Szczecin in Poland from Edinburgh which will operate twice-weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays, making it perfect for a short getaway.
"To celebrate the launch of its new route, Ryanair is releasing one million seats at fares from £10.99 for travel on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in June."
Prices on the new route from Edinburgh to Szczecin start from £29.99 one way inclusive.
Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment Alex Neil said the announcement showed Scotland's ambition to compete internationally.
He said: "Together with our agencies, the Scottish Government remains committed to working with airlines and the operators of Scotland's airports to improve our international connectivity with the primary focus on business, inward investment and inbound tourism.
"All of Scotland's main airport operators are competing strongly to attract new routes. We expect this to continue in the future to attract new airlines to meet the demand and potential demand.
"However, airlines are managing to do this in the face of Air Passenger Duty (APD) making it difficult for Scottish airports to compete. As Ryanair has previously recognised, with devolution of APD, Scotland could attract even more international routes.
"The case for Scotland to control APD - which is being devolved to Northern Ireland - is compelling and is backed by all four of Scotland's major airports. We continue to push the UK Government for speedy devolution of APD."