EasyJet pulls out of Gib/Edinburgh route

easyJet has pulled out of its service between Gibraltar and Edinburgh in Scotland.

The airline launched the route in March 2020 and at the time expected to carry 27,500 passengers in its first year.

But the route, the first air link between Gibraltar and Scotland, was launched just before the Covid-19 pandemic led to lockdowns and a downturn in air travel.

While easyJet did not release passenger loads on the service, they were clearly below expectations.

“Following a review of the route, easyJet can confirm that it will no longer operate flights between Gibraltar and Edinburgh,” a spokesperson for the company told the Chronicle.

“We concentrate our efforts on maintaining and developing routes which prove most popular with customers, focusing on offering routes with the greatest demand, and we continue to serve customers in Gibraltar with flights to Gatwick, Manchester and Bristol throughout the year.”

Future flights on the route are being cancelled.

“All impacted customers booked to travel have been notified and provided with their options which includes a free transfer to an alternative flight, or a voucher or a full refund,” the spokesperson said.

“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

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