Jeweller Laing backs direct Edinburgh-China flights

Jewellery firm Laing Edinburgh has been named as the first official sponsor in plans to introduce a direct flight from Scotland to China.

Tuesday, 31st January 2017, 8:48 am
Updated Tuesday, 31st January 2017, 8:55 am
Edinburgh Airport chief Gordon Dewar with Kathy Xin Luo, Laing's Chinese business development manager. Picture: Jon Savage

The family-owned company is supporting the Edinburgh-China Air Link Project, which is being developed by Marketing Edinburgh, Edinburgh Airport and The City of Edinburgh Council to help attract a direct route aimed at boosting business and tourism.

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Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport, joined Kathy Xin Luo, Laing’s Chinese business development manager, to sign up to the deal.

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Dewar said: “Our focused approach to bring direct connectivity between Edinburgh and China will deliver a massive tourism boost for the city and for the country’s economy.

“Support from a business of the calibre of Laing’s demonstrates the energy behind our campaign and highlights the great gains that can be won when we secure this direct link.”