Delta doubles flights from Edinburgh and launched new Boston service for summer 2019

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed October 19, 2018 14:53

Delta doubles flights from Edinburgh and launched new Boston service for summer 2019

Delta Air Lines will double its flights from Edinburgh next summer by adding a new service to Boston’s Logan International Airport, effective May 24, 2019.

The new Boston flight will operate in conjunction with Delta’s joint venture partner, Virgin Atlantic, significantly boosting the airlines’ network from Scotland. Delta has scheduled a 163-seat Boeing 757-200ER aircraft between Edinburgh and Boston, offering 16 fully flat-bed seats in the Delta One business class cabin, in-seat entertainment for every passenger, Wi-Fi access and free mobile messaging.

“Boston is our fastest-growing international hub and a daily service from Edinburgh in addition to our New York-JFK route responds to increased demand for travel to the U.S. and provides greater choice when it comes to planning trips for business or pleasure,” said Roberto Ioriatti, Delta’s Vice President – Trans-Atlantic. “More American tourists visit Scotland than from any other country – over half a million in 2017 – and with more than 2,000 extra seats each week between the U.S. and Edinburgh, Delta will help increase visitor numbers, contributing to the local economy.”

Delta and Virgin Atlantic will jointly offer up to 25 weekly flights from Scotland to the U.S. in summer 2019, representing a capacity increase of 25% versus this year.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed October 19, 2018 14:53