More flights to Cologne

A GERMAN low-cost airline has announced that it is to extend its Edinburgh-Cologne route by 21 weeks.

Germanwings will add 21 weeks to its existing schedule by offering four flights per week throughout the winter months. It could mean up to 9000 extra visitors to the city.

National tourism agency VisitScotland has joined the airline in a new online campaign that will run next month targeting Germans with an Edinburgh city breaks promotion.