Scotland secures its first flights to China
Hainan Airlines is set to connect Dublin and Edinburgh with Beijing this summer. Flights will depart Beijing for Dublin, before flying on to Edinburgh and returning to Beijing twice a week, with the route reversed for a further two flights a week.
The innovative operation will commence on June 12 and be served by Airbus A330-300s. Edinburgh Airport says the launch is the culmination of more than three years’ work.
Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown, says: “China is a major importer of Scottish goods and services – food and drink in particular – and this flight will give Scottish businesses a direct link into this important market.”