Emirates, the largest international airline in the world, will arrive in Edinburgh later this year with the launch of an Emirates service to Dubai.

The daily year-round service will begin on the 1st October 2018 and will maintain and strengthen Scotland's busiest airport's links with the Middle East ahead of the departure of Etihad's Abu Dhabi route.

Edinburgh will become Emirates’ second destination in Scotland after Glasgow and its eighth in the United Kingdom after the airline starts its daily service to London Stansted in June.

The new Emirates Boeing 777-300ER service will offer a three class cabin configuration, with eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class.

All customers can look forward to award-winning levels of care and comfort when travelling with Emirates, with the warm hospitality of its multinational cabin crew, ice entertainment on demand and chef prepared meals and complimentary beverages.

First Class and Business Class customers will also be able to book complimentary chauffeur drive to and from Edinburgh Airport and will enjoy lounge access and priority check-in.

The arrival of the flight is conveniently timed for connecting to Emirates’ services to popular outbound destinations for Scottish travellers, such as Bangkok, Lahore, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australian cities, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.