Thursday 28th of January 2016
Europe’s leading airline, easyJet has celebrated its 20th anniversary of flights operated out of Aberdeen Airport. The inaugural easyJet flight into Aberdeen Airport arrived from London Luton Airport on the 26 January 1996, and since that date, the airline has carried over 3.1 million passengers on over 27,000 flights.
easyJet is the largest flight operator in Scotland and the flights operated between London Luton Airport and Glasgow Airport has been a key market for the airline. Currently there are over 62 flights a day in operation between London and Scotland.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s Head of Scotland said:
“We’re delighted to be celebrating easyJet’s operation over the past two decades from Aberdeen today. 20 years ago easyJet changed the way Europe travelled. We challenged the high price monopolies of the legacy airlines and enabled a new generation of people of all ages, incomes and interests to enjoy Europe.
“We started with fares to Scotland from £29 – or as we advertised at the time, the same price as a pair of jeans. A pair of Levis 501s will now set your back £75 while our fares to Aberdeen start from £23.49.
“I have to thank our fantastic customers who travel to and from Aberdeen for their loyalty and support.
“Although today we’re celebrating 20 years of easyJet in Aberdeen, we’re even more excited about the future. We will continue to challenge conventional thinking and we look forward to where the next two decades could take us.”