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Emirates return to Edinburgh Airport, Pegasus starts twice weekly flights to Istanbul

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Daily Dubai service to resume in November as Emirates returns to the capital.

Emirates will return to Edinburgh this year as it resumes its service between the capital and Dubai. The eagerly awaited return of daily flights between Edinburgh and Dubai will see the service restart on November 4, 2024, on an A350 aircraft. Flights will have 32 lie-flat seats in business class, 21 seats in premium economy, and 259 economy class seats.

The service has been temporarily suspended since Covid and its resumption demonstrates the continued recovery in aviation and the confidence in Edinburgh Airport, which expects to welcome a record 15 million passengers this year.

The renewed service, operated by leading international carrier Emirates, will provide passengers with excellent connectivity through the vast Emirates network.

Service Times Dates
DXB-EDI 1450-1905 4 November – Daily
EDI-DXB 2040-0805 4 November – Daily

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said: “We are thrilled to welcome Emirates back to Scotland’s capital and busiest airport. The resumption of daily flights between Edinburgh and Dubai is a huge show of confidence in our market and reaffirms our status as Scotland’s gateway to the world. Emirates is one of the world’s leading airlines and its return is great news for our passengers, providing direct access to Dubai and opening up fantastic connectivity to other parts of the world. We look forward to welcoming our partners at Emirates back to the airport in November and working together on the success of this important route.”

Julie Bailey, UK Regional Sales Manager at Emirates said: “Scotland is a very important passenger and cargo destination for Emirates and we’re very proud to be back in Edinburgh – serving customers with world-class products and amenities.Scottish customers can look forward to an unmatched travel experience with our highly anticipated A350 aircraft; and even more travel options with 14 weekly flights to/from the country. We look forward to connecting Edinburgh to the world once again and to offering customers access to more than 130 global destinations via Dubai.”

Pegasus spreads its wings at Edinburgh Airport

Also Pegasus Airlines spreads its wings at Edinburgh Airport. Pegasus Airlines will operate flights between Scotland and Türkiye from the 27th of June, flying on Thursdays and Sundays on A320neo/A321neo aircraft. The service will be year-round. The service will connect Edinburgh Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) for the first time and enhances Edinburgh’s connections to Türkiye, while the airline’s own internal connectivity and vast Middle East network will also benefit passengers.

Kate Sherry, Chief Commercial Officer (Aero) at Edinburgh Airport said: “We’re really excited to welcome Pegasus to Edinburgh this summer and see another new airline spread its wings in Scotland. Passengers are always looking for choice and by offering another connection to Istanbul, one of the most fascinating cities in the world, we are making their travel as easy and as smooth as possible. We look forward to seeing Pegasus at Edinburgh and will work closely with our new partners to make the route a success.”

Onur Dedeköylü, Pegasus Airlines’ Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), added: “We are delighted to be launching new regular scheduled flights connecting Istanbul and Edinburgh as the summer season starts. Pegasus Airlines is proud to connect such vibrant and popular destinations, offering a unique experience to all who fly with us.”

Route Time Day
SAW-EDI 1140-1425 Thursday
EDI-SAW 1530-2200 Thursday
SAW-EDI 1140-1410 Sunday
EDI-SAW 1530-2200 Sunday
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