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Etihad to have daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Edinburgh

Edinburgh is Etihad Airways' first Scottish destination, alongside a triple-daily operation to London Heathrow.



By Staff Report

Published: Sat 13 Jun 2015, 11:01 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:45 PM

Dr Mike Cantlay, chairman of Visit Scotland; Peter Baumgartner; and Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport, at a Press briefing announcing Etihad Airways
Dr Mike Cantlay, chairman of Visit Scotland; Peter Baumgartner; and Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport, at a Press briefing announcing Etihad Airways' new service to Scotland, in Edinburgh on Friday. Supplied photo

Abu Dhabi: Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, will connect the Middle East to the Scottish capital with the launch this week of daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is Etihad Airways’ first Scottish destination, and its third point in the UK, alongside a triple-daily operation to London Heathrow and double-daily flights to Manchester.

The new service is operated with a two-class Airbus A330-200 aircraft, offering a total of 22 seats in business class and 240 seats in economy class.

Peter Baumgartner, chief commercial officer at Etihad Airways, said: “Scotland is the natural next step on our growth trajectory in the UK, with strong tourism and business traffic in both directions. We have been impressed by the welcome we have received from Edinburgh Airport and from the Scottish tourism industry. Many local stakeholders have played a part in attracting us to the city and welcoming us here, and we’re confident this service will be a great success.”

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Meanwhile, Etihad Airways has appointed Toyin Alaran as its new general manager for Uganda, following the launch of its new services between Entebbe and Abu Dhabi recently. Based in Kampala, Alaran will be responsible for establishing and developing strong working relationships with corporate clients and key partners in the travel and tourism trade, and in growing the airline’s presence and operations in Uganda.

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