Emirates will start a daily service between Edinburgh and Dubai, from October 1st.
Scotland’s capital city will become Emirates’ second destination in Scotland after Glasgow and its eighth in the United Kingdom after the airline starts its daily service to London Stansted in June.
The new service will be operated by an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in a three-class cabin configuration, with eight private suites in first class, 42 lie flat seats in business class and 304 spacious seats in Economy.
The Scottish capital, with its Old Town and New Town both being UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is the second most visited city in the UK by tourists.
It is famed for its rich history, cultural and architectural attractions, gourmet food scene, as well as international festivals and cultural events.
It was also the first city in the world to be designated a UNESCO City of Literature, while last year it was named by the European Union as the top city of its size in Europe for culture and creativity.
“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, particularly from key inbound markets such as Asia and Australia, a direct option to the city via our Dubai hub,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates divisional senior vice president, commercial operations, west.
“It will also be a more convenient point for travellers from the greater Edinburgh area, and beyond, such as Aberdeen and Dundee, to travel with Emirates to Dubai and onward to destinations across our network,” he added.