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Delta adds second Scottish destination

delta takeoffTwo weeks after Delta Air Lines started service between New York-JFK and Edinburgh, it has announced it will double its Scottish network in summer 2017 with another flight to Scotland.

Starting May 25, 2017, Delta will fly from the Big Apple to Glasgow. It will be the only nonstop fight between New York-JFK and Glasgow and will operate daily throughout the summer. Customers from across the United States can conveniently connect to this service via Delta’s JFK hub. The flight will be operated in conjunction with partners Virgin Atlantic Airways and adds to Virgin’s seasonal service from Orlando to Glasgow.

The schedule for the service between Glasgow and New York-JFK is:

Flight Departs Arrives
DL466 New York-JFK at 11.45p.m. Glasgow at 11.25 a.m. (+1 day)
DL266 Glasgow at 1.00 p.m. New York-JFK at 3.40 p.m.

“The arrival of Delta Air Lines in Glasgow is fantastic news for Scotland, and we really cannot underestimate the significance of this announcement, especially since it comes just as Glasgow Airport is about to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its official opening,” said Amanda McMillan, Chief Executive of AGS Airports Ltd and Managing Director of Glasgow Airport. “Routes such as this enable Scotland to maintain and increase its global competitiveness. Not only will it play a major role in supporting our growing tourism industry, it will also provide Scottish businesses with yet another direct link to the world’s largest economy. New York is an iconic city for which there is huge demand, and passengers will be able to take advantage of Delta’s extensive route network through its hub at New York-JFK.”

The United States is the No. 1  inbound tourism market to Scotland, with nearly half a million visitors in 2014 – an increase of 100,000 compared to the previous year*. Scottish Government data also reports that overall tourism expenditure in the country stood around £9.7 billion in 2014.

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