Scot­land secures its first flights to China

The Business Travel Magazine - - The Review -

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.”

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