NEW YORK – Two weeks after Delta Air Lines started service between New York-JFK and Edinburgh, the carrier plans to double its Scottish network in summer 2017 when flights begin between the Big Apple and Glasgow.
The service, which will begin on May 25, 2017, will be the only nonstop flight 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.
“As a core component of our global strategy, we are eager to build our network across the U.K. and offer more nonstop services from New York,” said Henry Kuykendall, Delta’s Vice President – New York. “With this flight, Delta will operate to four airports in Scotland and England, offering both our business and leisure customers more choices when visiting the U.K.”
The schedule for the service between Glasgow and New York-JFK is:
|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.