EasyJet is to base two more aircraft at Edinburgh Airport in Scotland in a move that will create a further 100 jobs there.
The new jets will add to the carrier’s existing five planes at the airport which fly to 24 destinations and which carried 2.5 million passengers in the last 12 months.
The carrier said it had not decided which destinations the additional planes will fly to.
EasyJet will announce the new routes in October following talks with other agencies, it said.
Hugh Aitken, easyJet's commercial manager for Scotland, told BBC Radio Scotland: "We are doing something quite unique, we're starting to talk to a lot of our partners, Scottish Enterprise and VisitScotland and others about where they see the opportunities, where they see the markets that are underserved or have potential to grow in and out of Scotland and how they can support us with that."
Asked if the destinations would be European he said: "Absolutely, that's our footprint."
Aitken said the new flights would allow more business and leisure passengers to travel where they want to go rather than fly via a hub airport.
Currently, easyJet does not fly to or from London Heathrow and Mr Aitken claimed there was "a real preoccupation with Heathrow".
Mr Aitken said: "Everybody talks about any loss of capacity at Heathrow being bad for Scotland.
"In our view we fly to London Luton, Stansted, Gatwick which very often if you're doing business in London it's quicker to fly to those airports than it is to fly to Heathrow plus given that Heathrow is over 90 percent full, when things go wrong they go wrong very badly."
The airline said although it was investing in Edinburgh it was not ignoring Glasgow and had increased capacity there and introduced new routes over the past year.