Delta to start Boston-Edinburgh route next summer

posted on 23rd October 2018 by Justin Burns
Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is adding another new international route from Boston with a daily route from Boston Logan International Airport to Edinburgh Airport in Scotland from 23 May next summer.

The Boeing 757 aircraft service will be the eighth non-stop transatlantic destination from Boston on Delta and its partners during the summer 2019 season.

The new route complements Delta’s existing service between Boston and the UK, which includes flights to London Heathrow, offered both on Delta and joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic, as well as Virgin Atlantic’s service to Manchester.

Edinburgh service follows recently announced non-stop service from Boston to Lisbon. Meanwhile, Delta’s Dublin service, which debuted in 2017, will operate on larger 767-300ER aircraft in 2019 due to increased demand.

“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 US and provides greater choice when it comes to planning trips for business or pleasure,” said Delta vice president, transatlantic, Roberto Loriatti.

He added more American tourists visit Scotland than from any other country – over half a million in 2017 – and the route will add  than 2,000 extra seats each week between the US and Edinburgh.

This new long-haul route announcement is a further boost to Edinburgh Airport, which earlier this month welcomed a new Emirates route from Dubai and Boston will be Scottish airport’s 15th long-haul service.

Delta also serves Edinburgh from its New York-JFK hub.