Easyjet will increase services from Scotland next year when it adds an extra aircraft to its base at Edinburgh airport.
From next summer, the low-cost carrier will have eight jets at the airport operating on 36 routes.
The airline flies to 62 destinations from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness airports.
In the year to September, 5.5 million passengers flew with Easyjet between Scotland and Europe. The airline said it expects this figure to grow by 10 per cent next year.
Carolyn McCall, Easyjet CEO, said: “Just over 20 years ago we launched the airline with services between London Luton and Glasgow. Twenty years on, Scotland remains an important part of our strategy and we continue to see an opportunity for growth in Scotland…
“This eighth aircraft that we are putting into our Edinburgh operations from summer 2016 will accommodate the extra routes we have put on sale and the extra demand.”
Earlier this month, Easyjet announced a frequent flyer loyalty programme called Flight Club (see news, November 10).