EasyJet Launches Service from Edinburgh to Verona With Twice Weekly Year-Round Flights
EasyJet announced Monday that their inaugural flight from Edinburgh to Verona, Italy took place this past Saturday. The European low-cost carrier will offer year-round flights between the Scottish capital and Verona twice weekly.
European low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet announced today that their inaugural flight between Edinburgh, Scotland and Verona, Italy took place last Saturday afternoon. The airline will operate flights twice weekly throughout the year and the route will be serviced by an Airbus A320. EasyJet has eight Airbus A320s domiciled at their Edinburgh base and will operate the only winter nonstop connection between the two cities. Verona is a UNESCO world heritage site memorialized in William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. The ancient city is known for its romantic heritage, medieval architecture and famous opera house. Travelers can also connect from Verona Airport to the picturesque countryside and resorts surrounding Lake Garda. During Saturday’s inaugural flight ceremony, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, Ali Gayward said,
“We are absolutely delighted to be launching flights from Edinburgh to Verona today. We remain committed to expanding our network from Scotland and this is a particularly exciting addition to our base at Edinburgh. We are confident the new service to Verona will provide a popular addition to easyJet’s network. In total, easyJet now serves 41 destinations from Edinburgh spanning the UK and Europe and this new route will complement our existing network of leisure and business flights.”
Also commenting on Saturday’s inaugural flight Edinburgh Airport’s Chief Executive, Gordon Dewar added,
“Verona is one of Italy’s most picturesque cities and we’re now able to add that touch of festive magic to it as we add Scotland’s only direct winter connection to Verona. We once again welcome easyJet’s commitment to Edinburgh Airport and we’ll continue to work with them to explore other exciting options and deliver yet more choice for passengers.”
EasyJet is one of Europe’s leading LCCs, serving 156 airports in 33 countries with a fleet of over 330 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. The company’s main direct competitors include Ryanair, Wizz Air and Jet2.