First Scotland-Berlin service for Easyjet

Easyjet has launched its first ever direct service between Glasgow and Berlin. The daily flight is the result of investment from the Scottish Executive, in the form of the route development fund. Easyjet will also benefit from funding, in the form of marketing support, from Visit Scotland and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB). Easyjet CEO Andy Harrison said: "Easyjet is delighted to be offering the very first direct flight from Scotland to the German capital of Berlin, which has already proved popular with passengers travelling to and from Scotland." The airline expects to carry almost 100,000 passengers on this route in its first year, with almost 16,000 passengers booked to travel before the inaugural flight had taken off.  Later this month Easyjet will launch more new direct routes from Scotland with the introduction of weekly flights from Glasgow to Palma and Edinburgh to Alicante on 20 May, and daily flights from Glasgow to Alicante and Malaga on 7 July.

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