Qatar Airways to up frequency on Doha-Edinburgh route

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Qatar Airways is launching additional flights between Edinburgh Airport and Doha’s Hamad International Airport that will see double-daily flights introduced at Scotland’s busiest airport.

The airline will introduce an additional afternoon flight in April to cater for high Easter demand, meaning a double-daily service on Mondays throughout the month.

Three additional afternoon flights will also be introduced in the busy summer season, again bringing double-daily services. The flights will be operated by an Airbus A350-900.

It’s the first time a long-haul carrier has operated double-daily routes to the Middle East from Edinburgh Airport.

Edinburgh Airport chief executive, Gordon Dewar said it signals how strong this route to Doha is performing and it is a “fantastic opportunity” for both the airport and airline.

Qatar Airways senior vice president for Europe, Sylvain Bosc said: “This great city has demonstrated itself to be an increasingly popular business and leisure destination for travellers from across the world.

“We are also seeing more passengers choosing Qatar Airways service from Edinburgh for the quality and comfort of their airport operation, and for the favourable connections that our global network of more than 160 destinations provides.”