Etihad to begin Edinburgh – Abu Dhabi flights

It’s the news we in the travel trade in Scotland have been waiting for,for some time now.

Etihad will begin flying to Abu Dhabi from Edinburgh from the 8th of June next year.

This route will have endless possibilities to destinations all over the world and I look forward to bringing you some exciting special offers with them directly from Edinburgh.

The new route will be operated with a 2 class Airbus A330-200 aircraft offering 22 seats in business class and 240 seats in economy.

Qatar Airways – launch date 28th of May from Edinburgh

This afternoon I had a very productive meeting with Jenna from Qatar Airways who was able to advise me on the latest developments with the launch of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Edinburgh Airport on the 28th of May.

This new service will initially fly out 5 days a week but so encouraging have the sales been, that it may be a daily service within a very short space of time. I will keep you posted !

This links over 100 worldwide destinations from Edinburgh via their hub in Doha and the launch of the new Hamad Airport in late May makes all connections seamless.Word is that the new airport may open on the 27th of May, a day before the inaugural flight touches down.

They have the quickest flight to Perth now which takes 20 hours and is proving to be one of the most heavily booked routes to and from Edinburgh,along with Melbourne and several cities in the Far East.