A Monitor Report 02 Oct, 2018  |
Emirates is welcomed to Edinburgh Airport by a Scottish bagpiper
The Dubai Police Band gives Emirates inaugural flight to Edinburg a send-off at Dubai International Airport with a Scottish flavor.
Dubai: Emirates celebrated the inaugural flight of its new service between Dubai and Edinburgh yesterday, October 1. The Emirates Boeing 777-300ER touched down in the Scottish capital just before 3pm local time, making Edinburgh the airline’s second destination in Scotland and the eighth in the United Kingdom. The new service via Dubai offers convenient connection for passengers traveling from Dhaka.
Emirates flight EK023, with a group of VIP guests and media on board, was welcomed by Edinburgh Airport with a water cannon salute.
The Boeing 777 deployed on the route has a three-class cabin configuration, with eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class. As with all Emirates’ flights to the UK, customers will enjoy the more than 3500 channels of on demand audio and visual entertainment on the airline’s award-winning ice system, as well as the warm hospitality from its multinational cabin crew.
Other destinations which Emirates serves in the UK, include London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow.