EMIRATES overnight confirmed plans to launch daily non-stop flights between Dubai and Edinburgh – just weeks after rival Etihad announced its pullout from Scotland (TD 11 Apr).
Edinburgh will become EK’s second destination in Scotland, complementing its existing double daily flights to Glasgow.
It will also be the carrier’s 8th destination in the United Kingdom after the addition of daily London Stansted services scheduled to debut in Jun.
The new Edinburgh flights will operate using a three class Boeing 777-300ER effective from 01 Oct.
MEANWHILE Emirates has also reversed a previous decision to ditch coach services between Dubai (DXB) and Abu Dhabi (ZVJ).
Cancelled Economy class bookings will be reinstated, with an email notification sent to customers advising them to contact their travel agent.