Emirates Airline recently marked the official start of five-times-weekly services between Dubai and Edinburgh, Scotland.
This new route represents the Dubai-based carrier’s second network in Scotland, joining Glasgow.
On October 1, the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER touched down in the Scottish capital with a group of VIP guests and media on board. Marking the momentous occasion was a traditional water cannon salute, followed by a launch event hosted by divisional senior vice president, commercial operations west, Emirates Airline, Hubert Frach; divisional vice president – UK, Emirates Airline, Richard Jewsbury; and chief executive, Edinburgh Airport, Gordon Dewar.
Frach commented on the occasion: “Today’s flight marks the start of greater connectivity and more convenience for leisure and business travellers from the wider Edinburgh area and locations further afield, such as Aberdeen and Dundee, to destinations across Emirates’ global network via Dubai. While for inbound travellers, particularly from cities in Asia and Australia, there is now a direct flight option to Scotland’s most visited city by tourists.
“In addition to tourism, the new flight will also directly connect Edinburgh to new opportunities for business, trade and education across our network,” he added.
Meanwhile, Dewar noted: “Our partnership with a world class brand like Emirates strengthens and grows our country’s connectivity and we look forward to working with them to the benefit of passengers across the world. We’ve built our success on making Edinburgh where Scotland meets the world and today’s flight see us take a major step on that journey.”