Malcolm Roughead, chief executive of tourism agency VisitScotland has called for the return of public funding to help attract new airlines to fly to Edinburgh. Roughead wants the route development fund (RDF), which incentives airlines to set up a new route, could help entice new airlines to Edinburgh Airport to help link the Scottish capital city to the wider world. Emirates benefited from the RDF in 2004 when it set a route between Glasgow and Dubai. However the RDF has since been srapped by the Scottish National Party when it gained power in 2007. “There are routes I would like

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