NEWS Delta Expands on Scottish Success

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Following the success of Delta Airlines’ Edinburgh Route, the US Carrier have announced plans to start a JFK-Glasgow Route starting in Summer 2017. The service will begin on May 25th, 2017, which will be the only nonstop flight between New York JFK and Glasgow and will operate daily throughout the Summer of 2017.

“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 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.”

“This announcement is a fantastic endorsement by one of the world’s biggest airlines for Scotland and the important growth opportunity that is Scottish tourism, coming, as it does, hard on the heels of the commencement of Delta’s new Edinburgh-JFK service,” said Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland. “Our strategy sees us working closely in partnership with airlines like Delta to develop and promote direct air connectivity to Scotland. This new service to Glasgow will be well timed to exploit the increased interest in Scotland and Scots heritage stimulated by the highly successful Outlander TV series and our Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology in 2017.”

Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, added: “The USA is Glasgow’s largest international market with 100,000 American visitors currently travelling to the city each year, contributing £38 million to the local economy. Delta’s new service to Glasgow Airport will bring a mix of leisure and business visitors to the city, as well as serving to increase our worldwide connectivity. We look forward to welcoming Delta to Glasgow and working closely with them and city partners to grow this key market.”

Delta’s Glasgow service will be operated using a 164-seat Boeing 757-200ER. All flights will be equipped with Wi-Fi, allowing customers to stay connected at 30,000 feet, in addition to complimentary on-demand in-flight entertainment in all cabins. Movies and TV shows can also be downloaded to tablet and laptop devices.






New York-JFK at 11.45p.m.

Glasgow at 11.25 a.m. (+1 day)


Glasgow at 1.00 p.m.

New York-JFK at 3.40 p.m.