Business expansion
United Kingdom
Scotland; Eastern Scotland; Edinburgh
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51 - Air transport

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
28 February 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2008
Foreseen end date
1 September 2008


Ryanair has announced a £70million expansion of its services in Edinburgh creating 100 jobs. A further 100 jobs are expected to be created in other firms at the airport in ancillary services including catering and baggage handling. The expansion will increase the number of direct routes from 12 to 19. The managing director of Edinburgh Airport, David Johnston commented that the expansion would make Edinburgh more accessible and bring hundreds of thousands of new visitors to the Scottish capital and its surrounding area.


  • 28 February 2008: BBC Website


Eurofound (2008), Ryanair, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 66357, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66357.