Hainan Airlines plans to introduce its first non-stop jetliners between Scottish capitals, Irish and Mainland China after this year. To describe in right terms, it’s no less than an inventive flight model that adjoins three different destinations. Flights would fly on Beijing-Dublin-Edinburgh-Beijing routes on every Thursdays and Sundays whereas Beijing-Edinburgh-Dublin-Beijing flights will operate on all Tuesdays and Saturdays. Airbus A330-300 aircraft will be used to operate the newly launched flights. The new service will soon be launched on June 12, 2019.
Gordon Dewar, CEO of Edinburgh airport stated that the introduction of new flights was a final summit of around three-years of hardship. ‘For both Scotland and Edinburgh Airport, it’s an amazing day as now China and Scotland would be linked for the first time ever. Soaked in rich history and culture, both the destinations are eyed upon by visitors for discovery and exploration.’
On the other hand, Vincent Harrison, the managing director of Dublin Airport said, ‘Significantly, it’s a biggest declaration for the economy of Irish.’ The newly introduced Dublin-Beijing route is not only a new way to link two major capital cities but two essentially two countries. Not only it will promote tourism but will also create new career opportunities in and around Ireland.