A ‘Covid recovery schedule’ from Scotland will see Ryanair operate 245 weekly flights to 78 destinations as it aims to handle 4.7 million passengers a year from the country.
New routres from Edinburgh include three for summer and three for winter.
“Ryanair is restoring connectivity for Scotland and recovering traffic here, as vaccination rollouts continue across Europe in time for the peak holiday season,” the no-frills carrier said.
The bulk of the summer routes, totalling 58, will run from Edinburgh, followed by ten from Prestwick, seven from Glasgoew and three from Aberdeen to give 245 weekly flights from Scotland.
New summer flights will operate from the Scottish capital to Knock, Naples and Zadar. New winter flights will serve Knock, Tallinn and Turin.
The winter schedule sees 45 routes from Edinburgh, five from Prestwick, four from Glasgow and one from Aberdeen to give a total of 203 weekly flights.
Commercial director Jason McGuinness, said: “As Europe’s largest airline, we’re delighted to deliver recovery and growth to Scotland despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Following the successful vaccination programmes, Scottish air traffic led by Ryanair, is set to recover strongly in summer 2021 and we are pleased to announce our recovery schedules for Scotland which will deliver 4.7 milli0n passengers p.a. across 78 routes including new summer and winter routes to exciting destinations such as Naples, Zadar and Turin.
“Scottish families/visitors can now book a well-earned summer getaway safe in the knowledge that if their plans change, they can move their travel dates with a zero-change fee up until the end of December 2021.
“To celebrate the official launch of the Scottish summer schedule, we are releasing seats for sale, with fares available from just £19.99 for travel until the end of October, which are available to book until midnight Thursday, July 22.”