Airline’s flights from Scotland to the U.S. increase seats this summer by 90%.
EDINBURGH – Delta Air Lines is launching daily nonstop service from Edinburgh to Atlanta complementing the airline’s existing daily flights from Edinburgh to New York-JFK and Boston. Delta’s Atlanta service has not been flown in over a decade and increases capacity to the Scottish capital by 90% vs. the 2022 summer period, linking Scotland to the airline’s leading U.S. gateway and world’s largest airport.
“Bringing back our nonstop service from Edinburgh to Atlanta offers our customers more than 200 onward destinations across the United States and beyond as well as providing more options for U.S. visitors to Scotland,” said Paul Hassenstab, Delta’s Director Sales Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India. “The ties between our two nations are historic and enduring, and with positive demand for all our Scottish services both from business and leisure customers, we have grown our schedule between Scotland and the U.S. by 90% compared to last year.”
With nonstop services to three U.S. gateways, Delta offers more travel options to the United States from Scotland than any other airline. This includes one-stop connections to the west coast cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco or the national parks of the Mountain West region, such as Zion and Arches, while the beaches and world-famous theme parks of Florida which are only a short hop from Atlanta.
In addition, the U.S. is the top market for international inbound visitors to Scotland, with Americans accounting for 18% of all international visits in 2019. Delta’s Atlanta flight will provide access for thousands of Americans looking to enjoy Scotland’s historic cities, scenery, golf, and outdoor activities.
Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said, “It’s always exciting to add new routes where we can, and we are thrilled to offer another connection to the USA by connecting these two fantastic cities. As Scotland’s airport, we want to tell the country’s story to the world, and we are lucky to have a story that continues to excite people – from history, culture and whisky to stunning scenery and a chance to reconnect with ancestors and family ties. This new route will be Delta’s third at Edinburgh Airport and shows the strong demand and confidence in our market, and we look forward to working with our partners to make the route a success and provide seamless travel for both inbound and outbound travellers.”
Delta’s Edinburgh-Atlanta service is operated in conjunction with partners, Air France KLM, and Virgin Atlantic, using 216-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft offering choice of three cabin experiences: Delta One, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin. Customers flying Delta One can enjoy room to stretch out in a lie-flat seat and will receive premium amenities such as artisan-made Someone Somewhere amenity kits, plush bedding made from recycled materials, more beverage options before take-off, new cocktail bites, a chef-curated three-course meal and decadent desserts like a build-your-own ice cream sundae.
Customers in every cabin enjoy seat-back screens featuring hours of complimentary premium entertainment via Delta Studio, in-seat power, high-speed Wi-Fi for purchase, with free Wi-Fi coming by the end of 202, and free mobile messaging via iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. In Atlanta, Delta is the largest carrier operating up to 850 peak-day flights—nearly eight times as many as the next largest airline. As Delta’s hometown airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta also offers a wealth of retail and dining options, plus multiple Delta Sky Clubs, including one in the international Concourse F that features an outdoor Sky Deck. Delta’s Edinburgh-Atlanta flight is scheduled as follows:
|DL35||Edinburgh at 12:05||Atlanta at 16:00|
|DL34||Atlanta at 22:25||Edinburgh at 11:30|
“More than 90,000 Delta people lead the way in delivering a world-class customer experience on over 4,000 daily flights to more than 275 destinations on six continents, connecting people to places and each other. Delta is committed to serving as many as 200 million customers annually, with industry-leading customer service, safety, innovation and reliability – recognized as North America’s most on-time airline.
We’re dedicated to ensuring that the future of travel is connected, personalized and enjoyable. Our people’s genuine and enduring motivation is to make every customer feel welcomed and respected across every point of their journey with us. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta operates significant hubs and key markets in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Seoul-Incheon, and Tokyo.”
As the leading global airline, Delta’s mission to connect the world creates opportunities, fosters understanding and expands horizons by connecting people and communities to each other and their potential. Powered by innovative and strategic partnerships with Aeromexico, Air France-KLM, China Eastern, Korean Air, LATAM, Virgin Atlantic and WestJet, Delta brings more choice and competition to customers worldwide.
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