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Emirates touches down in Edinburgh . . .

Posted : 04 October 2018 03:31:26 | By TWO Bureau | New Delhi

Emirates touches down in Edinburgh . . .

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, on 1st October 2018 celebrated the inaugural flight of its new service between Dubai and Edinburgh. Emirates flight EK023, with a group of VIP guests and media on board, was welcomed by Edinburgh Airport with a water cannon salute. This is the airline’s second destination in Scotand and the eighth in the United Kingdom.


To celebrate the new service, Emirates and Edinburgh Airport held a launch event hosted by Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations West, and Richard Jewsbury, Divisional Vice President, UK, alongside Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport.


“This inaugural flight marks the start of greater connectivity and more convenience for leisure and business travellers from the wider Edinburgh area and locations further afield, such as Aberdeen and Dundee, to destinations across Emirates’ global network via Dubai. While for inbound travellers, particularly from cities in Asia and Australia, there is now a direct flight option to Scotland’s most visited city by tourists,” said Mr Frach. “In addition to tourism, the new flight will also directly connect Edinburgh to new opportunities for business, trade and education across our network.”


Students travelling to Edinburgh from India can carry extra 10kg baggage in addition to the 30kg baggage allowance. The offer is valid for tickets on sale until 31 March 2019 and outbound travel until 31 March 2019. To claim the extra baggage allowance, students will have to submit a copy of either their student Visa/I20/DS2019 form, student ID card and passport copy when they check-in at the airport.


Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Airport, said: “This is a great day for Scotland and Edinburgh. We know the power of connectivity – the more we can connect with cities and countries across the globe, the more opportunity for passengers. It makes our country stronger and culturally richer.


News Courtesy : Travel Trade Journal

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