Qatar Airways to launch Edinburgh flights in Q2 2014

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Qatar Airways has announced it will begin flights to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh from next May.

Effective from May 28, the Gulf carrier will operate five flights weekly, the airline said in a statement.

The new route will be served by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and will fly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it added.

Recognised as a World Heritage Site, Edinburgh boasts a long and colourful history which can be seen in the cobbled streets of the Royal Mile and the iconic architecture such as Edinburgh Castle. 

Edinburgh Airport will be the airline’s third destination in the UK preceded by London in 1997 and Manchester in 2003.

The airline currently operates flights to the UK’s London Heathrow with five flights per day while flying 10 times per week to Manchester Airport. 

In 2013, Qatar Airways has launched eleven destinations to date – Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman), Basra (Iraq), Sulaymaniyah (Iraq), Chengdu (China), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Ta’if (Saudi Arabia) and most recently Clark Manila International Airport (Philippines).

Over the next few weeks and months, the network will grow further with Hangzhou, China (December 20, 2013), Sharjah and Dubai World Central, both in the UAE (March 1, 2014), Philadelphia, US (April 2, 2014) and Miami, US (June 10, 2014).

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