Scottish airport announces new transatlantic route


EDINBURGH Airport has announced its transatlantic connectivity will grow further next year as Delta Air Lines connects the Scottish capital to the US city of Atlanta.

The service will operate five times a week from May 25 to September 4, connecting Scotland to the state of Georgia for summer 2023.

Atlanta serves as one of Delta’s main hub airports in the US, opening a destinations to Scottish travellers and businesses such as New Orleans, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Daytona Beach and Mexico City.

Delta has also confirmed it will expand its seasonal Edinburgh to Boston route to a daily service, operating from May 8 to October 28. This is an increase on the current five times a week service.

Delta will also grow frequency of its New York JFK service.

Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport said: “This is a route we have worked towards for a number of years and it is incredibly pleasing to see that hard work come to fruition with this announcement."

Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s vice president Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, said: “This summer saw extremely high demand for travel to the US.

"Edinburgh is an important market for Delta and connecting the capital with Atlanta, our leading US hub, will offer business and leisure travellers many important new travel options and convenient connections to destinations throughout the US, Latin America and the Caribbean.”

Minister for Transport Jenny Gilruth said: "This is a welcome vote of confidence from Delta in the Scottish market and great news for Edinburgh Airport."

Denise Hill, of VisitScotland, said: "It is vital we continue to make it as easy as possible for international visitors to come to Scotland.”

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