Delta Expands East Coast Airlift to Edinburgh

Nadia Clinton, Delta Air Lines; Michael Matheson, Transport Secretary; Conner Pratt; Shane Spyak, Staff Vice President of Sales for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI); Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport; Ellen Wong, Principal Officer of the U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh

Delta has expanded its service to Edinburgh, Scotland, with new flights from Boston Logan International Airport and year-round service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The daily flight to Boston will operate throughout the summer and is the airline’s second route from Edinburgh. It complements the existing JFK service and means Delta, along with joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic, will offer two nonstop connections between the capital and United States every day this summer.

The JFK route will extend beyond the summer and into the winter for the first time, creating a year-round service. 

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The airport and airline celebrated the new route Wednesday morning at a ribbon-cutting ceremony prior to departure, while a bagpiper offered a traditional welcome to guests on the inbound flight from Boston.

Malcolm Roughead, chief executive of VisitScotland, said in a written release, “The U.S. market continues to perform strongly for Scotland and remains the single biggest inbound market. Despite Brexit uncertainties, U.S. operators tell us that consumer confidence in Scotland is high, driven by our stunning landscapes and rich history and heritage.”

Delta’s nonstop flight between Edinburgh and Boston is scheduled as follows:

Flight Departs Arrives
DL123 Edinburgh at 10:40 a.m Boston at 12:49 a.m.
DL122 Boston at 9:53 p.m. Edinburgh at 9:25 a.m. (next day)

The flight is operated using a Boeing 757-200 aircraft with 164 seats. Through Wi-Fi connectivity, customers throughout the aircraft have access to free mobile messaging while on board via iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Delta also offers menu cards for all customers and amenity kits in premium cabins plus pillows and blankets for increased comfort for Main Cabin customers.

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