LONDON — Qatar Airways has upgraded the capacity on its flights to Edinburgh, Scotland from a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to the bigger Airbus A350-900.

The service will continue to operate on a daily basis to the Scottish capital and will offer up to 406 additional seats to Doha every week.

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Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, explained that the “Doha to Edinburgh flights have performed exceptionally well since we launched the route four years ago.”

“We have gradually increased capacity on the route by providing additional frequencies, and we are delighted to now offering the latest generation aircraft with more seating capacity, the Airbus A350-900, for which we were the Global Launch Customer.”

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Qatar Airways’ Airbus A350-900 is configured in a two-class configuration of 283 seats in total, offering 36 in Business Class and 247 in Economy respectively.

The carrier currently operates 95 flights to the UK each week, including six daily departures to London-Heathrow, 16 weekly departures to London-Gatwick and Manchester, as well as daily flights to Cardiff, Edinburgh, and Birmingham.

PHOTO: Edinburgh Airport.
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Edinburgh Airport’s CEO, Gordon Dewar, said: “The increase in capacity is a sign of the increasing demand for the Doha route which has been one of our top performers since its introduction in 2014. We have a fantastic relationship with Qatar Airways, and I am delighted to see that partnership continue.”

“We continue to connect Scotland to the world and now fly to more than 150 destinations, and by providing greater choice to passengers, we will be able to see continued growth at Scotland’s busiest airport,” he said.