The Emirates airline is to begin direct flights from Edinburgh Airport to Dubai from October, in a move predicted to greatly increase easy access to Mid-East destinations. Phone 01324-883305 to book your taxi to the airport.
The new year-round service will launch at the same time as Etihad’s Abu Dhabi route is ditched – and is claimed set to “maintain and strengthen” access from Scotland to key Mid-East destinations and beyond.
Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar said: “The route enhances our connectivity to the Middle East and further afield as we access that long-haul network, giving us greater access and choice than ever before. “
Hubert Frach, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, commercial operations, West, said: “We’re increasing our capacity to Scotland to meet growing demand, and by introducing a daily flight to Edinburgh, it will complement our current double daily flights between Dubai and Glasgow. “Edinburgh is a very popular leisure and business destination, and the new service will offer our customers from across our global network.