EasyJet has announced a new year-round Birmingham-Edinburgh route, with flights due to get under way on 29 March next year.
The domestic connection will operate 13 times a week and is expected to carry about 180,000 passengers in its first year.
It is the second domestic route between Birmingham and Scotland announced by easyJet in recent weeks after outlining a 13-times weekly service to Glasgow, also launching 29 March 2020.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, said the launch underlined the carrier’s commitment to providing domestic services.
“We’re confident the new service will be a popular addition to easyJet’s network with those looking to travel both for business and leisure.”
Nick Barton, Birmingham airport chief executive, added the route was another welcome addition to the easyJet network, and would complement its Geneva and Belfast services.
“It is important our passengers have a wide selection of destinations to choose from, as well as a frequency of flights to suit their needs,” said Barton.
“With the new route to Edinburgh, we now have two connections to Scotland with easyJet, both operating 13 times a week. Scotland is a popular destination not only for tourists but business passengers too, and we look forward to welcoming the additional services from March 2020.”
Fares will go on sale “in the coming weeks”.