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04/09/2013 Expands in Italy with New Route to Scotland from Verona

              Expands in Italy with New Route to Scotland from Verona

New UK destination from Verona, providing gateway to Scotland
Only airline to offer summer service to Edinburgh (Scotland)
Flights on sale today, starting from 47€ per person

Leading British airline today announced it will fly to a new UK destination from Verona Airport – with flights to Edinburgh (Scotland) starting next summer.

On sale today, weekly flights to Edinburgh start from 47€ per person, including taxes. With flights operating from 14 May to 1 October 2014, is the only airline to offer a summer service to the popular British city. Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital and one of Europe’s most visited cities.

This latest route sees further expand its UK programme from Italy. Customers can now take their pick from five Italian departure airports; Pisa, Rome, Sardinia and Venice in addition to new airport, Verona.

Steve Heapy, Chief Executive Officer at said: “We are thrilled to launch flights from Verona – a brand new airport for and a fantastic addition to our flights available from Italy. Elsewhere in Italy, we already operate up to 16 flights a week to the UK from Rome-Fiumicino - where the flights are daily to Manchester during the summer. We’re truly committed to expanding our range of flights to Great Britain for our loyal Italian customers.”

Carmine Bassetti, General Director of the Verona airport, commented: “We are very pleased to announce the beginning of Jet2 operations from Verona to Edinburgh and Leeds. We once again have the long awaited connection with Edinburgh from the territory, as well as Leeds which is a completely new destination in terms of line flights. We believe that these connections will stimulate new incoming tourist flows to Verona. Verona alone in 2012 counted 3.7 million arriving tourists, 130.000 of whom were from Great Britain. The English market moved 320.000 passengers through Catullo in the first 8 months of the year.”

For more information or to book flights visit the airline’s Italian website

Sara Biasi
Responsabile Relazioni Esterne e Stampa
Garda Aeroporti - Verona e Brescia
cell +39 339 2211611
tel +39 045 8095784
fax +39 045 8095455
mail sbiasi@aeroportover