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New route between New York JFK and Edinburgh announced with Delta Virgin

Posted: 26th August 2015

From 27 May 2016 Delta will commence a daily service from Edinburgh Airport direct to New York JFK.

The addition of Delta’s service to New York ensures passengers will be offered even greater choice in both direct routes to New York, but also greater connectivity across all of North America via Delta’s extensive network and strong Sky Team alliance at New York JFK.

The aircraft will offer all passengers access to on-demand in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the aircraft. Those travelling in the Delta One cabin will also benefit from full flat-bed seats and a range of personalised dining options.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport commented:
“Edinburgh Airport has witnessed exceptionally strong growth to North America over the past three years and in particular to New York. We are therefore delighted to welcome Delta to Edinburgh to maintain our continued development of the North American market.

Edinburgh to New York is a flagship route between two vibrant economic and cultural power houses. The strong bonds between Scotland and America are well known and we look forward to welcoming even more inbound visitors from throughout America to Scotland’s capital city, and similarly assist more Scots in visiting North America.”

Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities Keith Brown also said:
“Scotland and the United States share strong cultural and economic bonds, so this new direct service between Edinburgh and New York will only serve to strengthen these links.
“This is excellent news for Scottish businesses, giving them enhanced direct access to American markets. It will also prove valuable for our tourism industry – by reducing the need for travellers to take extra connecting flights via London or the continent, we make Scotland even more attractive as a holiday destination.

“Of course, we could attract more direct international flights like this to Scotland by cutting rates of Air Passenger Duty, and I once again call on the UK Government to transfer these powers to the Scottish Parliament as soon as possible.

“I congratulate Edinburgh Airport and Delta on this announcement and look forward to the new service taking off next summer.”

More details on the routes:

Launch: 27 May 2016
Rotation: Daily
Flight Times:

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