Di­rect flight to China praised

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - BUSINESS - BY STAN ARNAUD

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.

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