The airline has resumed four flights a week between the Scottish capital and its Doha hub days after temporarily suspending them because of expected falling demand.
Qatar said its flights were nearly full but passengers were more concerned about getting back than social distancing.
It expects to carry 100,000 passengers this week and more next week.
Chief commercial officer Simon Talling-Smith said:
“It’s quite clear to us there is a strong desire from people right around the world to get home.
“It’s a very human need to be at home at a time of crisis.
“We are doing the best we can to help these people.”
Returning passengers to the UK include from destinations in south east Asia, Bali and Thailand.
However, the Edinburgh flights have also enabled people to return home from Scotland, including a group from the Philippines.
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