New route – Hainan Airlines to operate twice-weekly route between Edinburgh and Beijing

Edinburgh Airport will welcome the return of a direct service to Beijing this summer as Hainan Airlines touches down in Scotland.

Hainan Airlines has announced twice-weekly flights from Edinburgh to Beijing, commencing 26th June until 8th October2023.

This will be the only direct flight connecting Scotland and China when it begins operating next month.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said:The return of direct flights to Beijing is fantastic news as we gear up for a hugely exciting summer and is further evidence of the strong recovery we’re seeing here at Edinburgh.

“This service will be the only one operating between Scotland and China when it is introduced and is a real show of faith in the market by Hainan Airlines. This important connectivity will provide a boost to Scotland’s universities and tourism industry, open up a wealth of new business opportunities, and enable better access to other parts of the world.

“We’re sure it will be highly valued whether it be by students travelling between the two countries to study, families reconnecting, or tourists travelling to visit new places.”