Direct flight to China praised
Scotland’s largest salmon farmer is taking advantage of the first direct flight from Scotland to China.
Marine Harvest sent around 3.3 tonnes of fresh fish in 161 boxes on yesterday’s inaugural Hainan Airways flight to Beijing from Edinburgh.
The firm’s head of sales, Georgina Wright, said: “It’s extremely fitting that one of Scotland’s top exports is using the very first direct flight from Edinburgh to China.
“Getting our salmon
“Key to our success when exporting to markets”
to market as quickly as possible is key to our success when exporting to markets all over the world.
“This new direct service allows us to reach China even faster than usual which is a huge advantage.”
She added: “As global demand for our salmon continues to grow it is great to have additional freight options on our doorstep.”
Until now, Marine Harvest has used flights from Heathrow or indirect routes via the Middle East to transport salmon to China, which is one its top four export markets.
Last year the firm exported 32,000 tonnes of salmon to more than 20 countries worldwide, including 3,500 tonnes to China.