A TOP airline is set to return to a Scottish airport later this year in a move which has been described as “game-changing”.

Edinburgh Airport will introduce the new A350 aircraft to Scotland for the first time when it welcomes the Emirates line back.

It comes after Emirates suspended its Edinburgh to Dubai flights, which were launched in 2018, amid the pandemic in 2020.

Flights from Edinburgh to Dubai operated by Emirates will return from November 4, the airport has confirmed.

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“A welcome back to Emirates. The airline will resume its daily Edinburgh-Dubai service on November 4, operated by the A350,” a statement from the airport said.

Adnan Kazim, deputy president and chief commercial officer of Emirates, added: “The A350 will be a game-changer for Emirates, enabling us to serve regional points with superior operating efficiency and flexibility across the Middle East and GCC, West Asia and Europe.

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“With the latest generation cabin products including more of our sought-after premium economy to more cities, top-notch in-flight entertainment technologies and an abundance of other customer-friendly features, the Emirates A350 builds on our long-standing commitment of investing in the very best customer experience in the sky.

“Flying the A350 to nine cities in such a short span of time adds more premium cabin options and choice across geographies for our customers, and ensures we maintain our competitive edge and industry leading position.”