Qatar Airways has upgraded its capacity to the Scottish capital, 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 and Edinburgh was previously operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said that their Doha-Edinburgh flights have performed exceptionally well since it’s launch four years ago.

Our Edinburgh service has been connecting the people of Scotland to 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.’

The Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, Gordon Dewar, said they are excited to welcome the state-of-the-art aircraft to Edinburgh as the only A350 in operation in Scotland. He said that the increase in capacity is a sign of the increasing demand for the Doha route which has been one of their top performers since 2014.

We have a fantastic relationship with Qatar Airways, and I am delighted to see that the partnership continue.

Edinburgh Airport connects Scotland to more than 150 destinations around the world.

Qatar Airways operates 95 flights to the United Kingdom 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.

The new capacity to Edinburgh will provide even more flexibility and convenience to passengers travelling to the city, and will offer enhanced connectivity for passengers flying from the United Kingdom to Qatar Airways’ extensive global route network of more than 150 destinations.

The Airbus A350-900 aircraft features a total of 283 seats, with 36 Business class seats and 247 in Economy Class. Thanks to the extra-wide cabin design, passengers on board are offered unparalleled comfort in both cabins, with Business Class fully-flat beds and spacious seats in Economy.

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