China flights are good for Scottish Salmon

Demand for Scottish Salmon in China resulted in over 3,000 kilos of the fish being loaded on the first flight. Photo credit – Pixabay

China flights are good for Scottish Salmon

The launch of direct flights between Scotland and China, which commenced last week, has been warmly received by Scotland’s seafood industry.

Indeed,demand for Scottish Salmon in China resulted in over 3,000 kilos of the fish being loaded on the first flight.

When the link from Beijing to Edinburgh was first announced, commentators were quick to point out that they could provide a massive economic boost to the local economy in Edinburgh.

In the weeks since, there’s been optimism in the rest of the country that the flights will boost the Scottish economy as a whole.

For example, they’ve been described as ‘fantastic news for the highlands’ and ‘an exciting gear change’ for Scotland.

Now Glasgow airport has emerged as a front runner to welcome new flights from China.

That’s because the Scottish facility has signed an agreement with Shanghai airport which will seek to establish a direct link between the two cities.

The airports will also work together to share ideas and best practice opportunities.

Rupert Reid

Pilot and Senior Broadcast Journalist at Panda Radio. You can find him on Twitter @rupertreid