Emirates will arrive into Edinburgh later this year with the launch of a new service to Dubai.

The daily year-round service will commence on October 1, with the Boeing B777-300ER touching down in Edinburgh at 14:50 before departing at 20:15 and arriving in Dubai at 06:40.

Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: "This is a fantastic announcement as we welcome another world-renowned airline to Scotland's busiest airport – a clear statement that Edinburgh Airport is the gateway to Scotland.

"The route enhances our connectivity to the Middle East and further afield as we access that long-haul network, giving us greater access and choice than ever before. It also back fills the departure of Etihad even before that service ceases.

"The service caters for leisure and business passengers, providing daily links for international tourism and trade opportunities both inbound and outbound, and will help our growth and international standing as a world class hub."

The Boeing 777-300ER will be in a three class cabin configuration, with eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 304 seats in Economy.

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