Edinburgh Welcomes Emirates

Airliner World’s Gordon Smith talks to the key players about a new route to the Scottish capital that’s been a decade in the making…

Traditional Scottish bagpiper with Emirates cabin crew at the welcome ceremony.

It sometimes feels as if barely a week passes without another major long-haul route being launched. Within this context, it is easy to forget the vast sums of both human and financial capital deployed by airports to capture the interest of prospective new airline partners. Business cards are exchanged, commercial details developed and senior management shuttle back and forth before the mood music reaches a dramatic crescendo.

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