Low-cost carrier easyJet has announced that they will be giving a cost-cutting deal to MSPs, police, and other workers in the Scottish public sector. The airline has struck a deal with Expotel, which is the agency that takes care of all public sector travel arrangements, including those of the Scottish government, as well as local authorities and NHS Scotland. Chief executive Carolyn McCall said this will help make their travel less expensive and safeguard the taxpayer’s purse.
The deal on flights for government officials and Scottish authorities comes along with the introduction of six new routes at Edinburgh Airport, which are set to bring an additional £90 million to the Scottish economy. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says in these tough economic times they are always looking at how to reduce costs, including travel costs, and the deal between Expotel and easyJet will allow for significant savings for the public sector.
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