Starting in May 2014, Qatar Airways will begin offering five flights a week from Edinburgh to Doha. The direct flights will use 787 Dreamliners and will offer direct competition to Etihad, which has offered flights from Glasgow to Dubai for almost 10 years.
Keith Brown, Scotland’s transport minister, said that this new service will be great for the country’s aviation sector and shows the bonds being built with the Middle East. Additionally, this shows that Scotland is a great place for Middle Easterners to visit and do business.
According to Edinburgh airport’s chief executive, they’re pleased to begin to offer this service after years of promises.
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