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Emirates to resume Edinburgh-Dubai flights next winter

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Emirates is to resume flights from Edinburgh to Dubai next winter for the first time since services were suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Dubai-based carrier will operate daily flights to the Scottish capital from 4 November, which will complement Emirates’ existing daily service from Glasgow.

Emirates will use Airbus A350 aircraft on the Edinburgh-Dubai route including 32 business class seats, 21 seats in premium economy and 259 economy seats.

Gordon Dewar, CEO of Edinburgh Airport, said: “The resumption of daily flights between Edinburgh and Dubai is a huge show of confidence in our market and reaffirms our status as Scotland’s gateway to the world.

“Emirates is one of the world’s leading airlines and its return is great news for our passengers, providing direct access to Dubai and opening up fantastic connectivity to other parts of the world.”

Julie Bailey, UK regional sales manager at Emirates, added: “Scotland is a very important passenger and cargo destination for Emirates and we’re very proud to be back in Edinburgh – serving customers with world-class products and amenities.”

Edinburgh is also set to benefit from the arrival of Turkish carrier Pegasus Airlines this summer, which will operate year-round flights to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport. The service will run twice per week on Thursday and Sunday from 27 June.

“We’re really excited to welcome Pegasus to Edinburgh this summer and see another new airline spread its wings in Scotland,” said the airport’s chief commercial officer Kate Sherry.

“Passengers are always looking for choice and by offering another connection to Istanbul, one of the most fascinating cities in the world, we are making their travel as easy and as smooth as possible.”

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