Qatar Airways has upgraded its capacity to Edinburgh to the state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 – the first and only A350 service to Scotland – in order to meet increasing demand from passengers.
The daily service between Doha’s Hamad International Airport and Edinburgh Airport was previously operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said: “Our Doha to Edinburgh flights have performed exceptionally well since we launched the route four years ago. We have gradually increased capacity on the route by providing additional frequencies, and we are delighted to now offer a latest generation aircraft with more seating capacity, the Airbus A350-900, for which we were the Global Launch Customer.
“Our Edinburgh service has been connecting the people of Scotland to Qatar Airways’ destinations around the world since 2014, with one seamless connection in Doha, and we look forward to continuing our unparalleled five-star service and welcoming our passengers on board.”
Edinburgh Airport chief executive, Gordon Dewar said the increase in capacity is a sign of the increasing demand for the Doha route which has been one of the top performers since its introduction in 2014.
Qatar Airways operates 95 flights to the UK each week, including six daily departures to London Heathrow, 16 weekly departures to London Gatwick and Manchester, and daily flights to Cardiff and Edinburgh, alongside seven flights per week to Birmingham.