EasyJet Signs Fares Deal With Scottish Govt.

November 29, 2012

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EasyJet has signed a deal with the Scottish Government's travel company to offer discounted business flights to the public sector in Scotland.

The deal with Expotel, the Scottish public sector travel manager, comes into force from December 1 and will offer low cost, flexible fares between Scotland and London for Members of the Scottish Parliament and public sector employees.

The airline said that the details of the scheme were commercially sensitive and would not be made public.

Carolyn McCall, chief executive of easyJet, said: "We believe this new deal will not only offer public sector workers across Scotland easy and affordable travel but will also safeguard the taxpayers' purse.

"The deal underlines easyJet's commitment to Scotland and follows the announcement of six new routes at Edinburgh Airport which will help deliver GBP£90 million (USD$144 million) to the economy."

(Ken Symon)