Delta airlines has recently launched its first direct service between Edinburgh Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The non-stop flight is now taking Edinburgh passengers across the Atlantic once a day using a Boeing 757-200 ETOPS aircraft, providing travellers with a convenient, fast and reliable service.
The aircraft holds 158 seats in economy class and 16 seats for business elite passengers. Priding itself on its creature comforts, the airline provides travellers with all-leather seating and access to Delta on-demand, the airline’s in-seat entertainment channel. In addition, business class travellers also get a quilted duvet, full-sized pillow, a choice of meals designed by celebrity chef Michael Bernstein, stainless steel cutlery, contemporary dinnerware, and a complementary amenity bag.
Delta is already one of the most successful airlines in the world, offering flights to 37 trans-Atlantic destinations, but this year it has made further expansions with thirteen new international services from British airports. Speaking about the new Edinburgh-New York Service, Glen Hauenstein, executive vice president of Delta’s Network and Revenue Management department said, “No one offers more destinations across the Atlantic. Delta’s new flight connecting New York to Edinburgh continues our successful international expansion.”
Despite its prevailing success, however, Delta has recently suffered set-backs at Edinburgh airport when, last year, it was forced to cancel its Edinburgh-Atlanta service after only twelve months in the air. The route was cancelled due to rising fuel prices but was set to relaunch in June this year. Now that Delta has successfully launched the Edinburgh-New York service, plans for the Edinburgh-Atlanta relaunch have been postponed indefinitely.