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Easyjet launches two new routes from Edinburgh Airport

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Image caption Easyjet will run services between the capital and Heraklion in Crete and Bodrum in Turkey

Two new direct routes from Edinburgh Airport are set to take to the skies next spring.

Easyjet will run services between the capital and Heraklion in Crete and Bodrum in Turkey.

It will operate twice weekly services to Bodrum in Turkey from 31 March and Heraklion in Crete from 1 April.

It is the first time since 2009 that passengers have been able to fly direct from Edinburgh to Heraklion and the first to Bodrum since 2011.

John Watson, chief commercial officer at Edinburgh Airport, said: "We're delighted to be offering Scottish passengers even more choice for their 2014 summer getaways with the announcement of these two routes.

"It has been a great year for Edinburgh Airport and easyJet so far, with the airline launching six new European services from Edinburgh in March and the airport experiencing its busiest summer on record.

"We're pleased we can add these destinations to our growing route network."

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