Ryanair has put the planned opening of its new base at Edinburgh off for six weeks.
The new hub was due to open on September 23. But the airline said it would now start on November 5.
Europe”s largest low cost carrier blamed strike action at airplane maker Boeing for the six week delay.
It said the stoppage had prevented the delivery of new aircraft for use on its new Edinburgh routes.
Michael Cawley, Ryanair”s deputy ceo, said the carrier ”sincerely regretted” the delay.
He said the arrival of the two new aircraft had been ”indefinitely delayed” but Ryanair would now use other planes available from its fleet.
He added: ”Passengers who were booked to travel on our new routes during this initial six week period will be refunded over the next seven days.”
Eleven routes are affected by the delay. They are from Edinburgh to: Lodz, Malaga, Bournemouth, Palma, Krakow, Poznan, Bratislava, Schonefeld, Billund, Skavsta and Wroclaw.
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