Emirates Airlines will arrive in Edinburgh later this year with the launch of a service to Dubai.
The daily service will begin on the 1st of October, with the Boeing B777-300ER touching down in Edinburgh at 1450 before departing at 2015 and arriving in Dubai at 0640. It will be a year-round service and maintains and strengthens Scotland's busiest airport's links with the Middle East ahead of the departure of Etihad's Abu Dhabi route.
Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said: "This is a fantastic announcement as we welcome another world-renowned airline to Scotland's busiest airport – a clear statement that Edinburgh Airport is the gateway to Scotland.
"The route enhances our connectivity to the Middle East and further afield as we access that long-haul network, giving us greater access and choice than ever before. It also back fills the departure of Etihad even before that service ceases.
"The service caters for leisure and business passengers, providing daily links for international tourism and trade opportunities both inbound and outbound, and will help our growth and international standing as a world class hub."