Emirates to launch daily flights to Edinburgh

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Edinburgh, Scotland

Emirates is continuing to expand its UK network with daily flights connecting Dubai with Edinburgh from 1 October.

Flight EK023 will depart Dubai at 0955h and arrive in Edinburgh at 1450h, before the return flight, number EK024 will leave Edinburgh at 2015h and arrive back in Dubai at 0640h the next day, providing connections to destinations across Africa, Asia and Australasia.

The service will also enable Emirates SkyCargo provide up to 20 tonnes of cargo capacity, providing local businesses opportunities to export goods such as salmon and whisky.

Emirates divisional senior vice president, commercial operations – West, Hubert Frach says: “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 Airport chief executive, Gordon Dewar adds: “This is a fantastic announcement for Edinburgh Airport as we welcome another world renowned airline to Scotland’s busiest airport, which will enhance our connectivity with the Middle East and further afield.”

Edinburgh is Emirates’ second Scottish destination after Glasgow and will be the eight in the UK after it starts daily Boeing 777-300ER services to London Stansted Airport in June.