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Edinburgh says hi to Hainan

11 days ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

The first ever direct flight between Scotland and China has landed at Edinburgh Airport in a momentous day Scotland's busiest airport.The four-weekly, year-round service with Hainan Airlines from Beijing Capital International Airport is Scotland's first connection to the Far East.
It is a major boost for tourism in Scotland and increases business links with the Far East, both of which will benefit the Scottish economy.A piper from the world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo welcomed passengers from Beijing to Scotland before piping them off on departure.
Malcolm Roughead, Chief...
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Bomb threat on board flight prompts emergency landing of United Airlines

Bomb threat on board flight prompts emergency landing of United Airlines

11 days ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

A flight of United Airlines that was travelling from Rome to Chicago was compelled to opt for an emergency landing in Shannon in Ireland on Monday on account of a suspected security threat.
Flight UA-971 landed at Shannon Airport around 1.42 p.m. local time and was met by police and fire crew on the ground as reported by a leading news media agency.
Aircraft had been carrying 214 passengers. The crew members disembarked the plane and were taken into the terminal along with their luggage to undergo a security screening.
One of the spokesperson for Garda that is the regional police force...
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