The new service will begin in early October this year, and offer daily flights arriving at Edinburgh at 14:50 before departing at 2015 and arriving in Dubai at 0640.
This is a fantastic announcement as we welcome another world-renowned airline to Scotland’s busiest airport – a clear statement that Edinburgh Airport is the gateway to Scotland.Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Airport
It will be a year-round service and maintains and strengthens Scotland’s busiest airport’s links with the Middle East ahead of the departure of Etihad’s Abu Dhabi route.
Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, West, said: “Edinburgh is a very popular leisure and business destination, and the new service will offer our customers from across our global network, particularly from key inbound markets such as Asia and Australia, a direct option to the city via our Dubai hub.”
Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf said: “This new route, between Edinburgh and Dubai, is excellent news, increasing Scotland’s connectivity and helping to promote the country around the globe. It will give Scottish businesses even better access to global markets, thanks to the number of onward destinations on offer from Dubai."
Malcom Roughhead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland added: “VisitScotland is delighted to welcome Emirates’ move to increase its daily services between Dubai and Scotland. This, alongside the recent news that Hainan Airlines will commence direct flights between Beijing and Edinburgh from 12 June, shows that international airlines have a strong commitment in investing in Scotland...