Etihad Airways launches its first route to Scotland

Etihad Airways launched its latest UK route to Edinburgh on 8 June, with daily services to Abu Dhabi. The carrier joins Qatar Airways, in becoming the second MEB3 carrier to serve the Scottish capital. Gordon Dewar, CEO, Edinburgh Airport presented Etihad’s UK General Manager, James Harrison, with the airline’s own special tartan. Meanwhile, on the apron Scottish Pipe Major, Bill Loughridge poses with Etihad cabin crew members Katherine Fuller and Victoria Littler.

  • Etihad Airways launched the latest destination from its Abu Dhabi (AUH) hub on 8 June with a daily service to Edinburgh (EDI). The new 5,803-kilometre sector will operate using the airline’s A330-200s. The service will face no direct competition. Etihad becomes the second MEB3 carrier to fly from the Scottish capital, joining oneworld member Qatar Airways, who operate a daily 787 service to Doha. See how Edinburgh Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.


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