easyJet has announced a new route between Birmingham and Edinburgh. The new domestic city connection will operate 13 times a week throughout the year, with flights launching on March 29th.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has returned to the beautiful city of Edinburgh, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the opening of InterContinental Edinburgh – the George. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole chats with general manager, Andreas Maszczyk, to find out what the hotel can contribute to this rapidly evolving destination
The flight, which will operate daily during the summer, complements Delta’s existing Edinburgh-New York-JFK service which will become year-round in 2019, and means the airline offers two nonstop connections between the capital and United States every day this summer.
The stylish new space will boast high ceilings with full-height, dual-aspect windows, making it the only lounge in the airport to offer guest views of the runways, the surrounding countryside and the Forth Bridges.
Complementing the airline’s existing daily service to New York-JFK, the seasonal Boston route will offer customers more travel options from Edinburgh to the United States, with two flights every day during the peak summer months.
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 final line up has been announced for Edinburgh’s first ever wellbeing festival. The event will bring together some of the biggest names in health and fitness in the capital, from Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge and Shona Vertue to global influencers Chloe Madeley and Jasmine Hemsley of Hemsley + Hemsley fame.
Edinburgh Airport in Scotland has said it expects to welcome its ten millionth passenger of the year later. This is will make the airport the first in the country to pass the milestone in a single calendar year.
Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has today formally taken ownership of Edinburgh Airport, and has revealed that Gordon Dewar, a former managing director of the airport, has been appointed chief executive officer.
BAA has confirmed it will sell Edinburgh Airport to Global Infrastructure Partnership for £807 million. GIP already operates London Gatwick and London City airports.
Speaking at the seventh annual Edinburgh Tourism Action Group conference, the Scottish minister for enterprise, energy and tourism, Fergus Ewing, has announced details of the Edinburgh 2020 Edinburgh Tourism Strategy. The plan includes a series of measures designed to ensure the continued success and growth of the city’s tourism sector.