DOHA, Qatar, 10 July 2018: Qatar Airways has increased seat capacity on its Doha- Edinburgh route by using its Airbus A350-900, the first to be assigned on routes to Scotland.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft previously served the Doha-Edinburgh route. The switch to A350 adds 406 seats weekly on the route.
Qatar has been serving the route since 2014.
Qatar Airways Group CEO, Akbar Al Baker said: “Our Doha to Edinburgh flights have performed exceptionally well since we launched the route four years ago. We have gradually increased capacity by providing additional frequencies, and now we offer a latest generation aircraft with more seating, the Airbus A350-900.”
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 change of planes on the route to Edinburgh gives the airline more seats to sell at time when passenger demand is high. July and August are peak season holiday months for Scotland.
The Airbus A350-900 aircraft offers 283 seats, with 36 business class seats and 247 in economy class.