Delta has announced it will operate its JFK-Edinburgh service year-round from winter 2019.

This morning also marked the launch of its daily flights between Edinburgh and Boston, which will run during the summer season on the following schedule:

Flight Departs Arrives
DL123 Edinburgh at 1040 Boston at 1249
DL122 Boston at 2153 Edinburgh at 0925 (next day)

Flights will be operated by a B757-200 aircraft with 164 seats.

Delta resumed its nonstop service to Edinburgh from New York-JFK in 2016, after cutting it in 2009.

The route was initially announced as year-round, but has so far only operated in a slightly extended summer season. The winter schedule has not yet been confirmed, though is unlikely to be daily.

It means additional competition at Edinburgh for United, which also runs New York flights year-round.

Delta’s summer seasonal service from Glasgow to New York, which resumes today, began in 2017.

Commenting on the new Edinburgh-Boston route, Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, said: “Not only will this route bring real benefits for Scottish businesses, giving them greater access to important American markets, but it will also help boost our tourism industry by making it even easier for visitors to get a taste of the fantastic experiences Edinburgh, and Scotland as a whole, have to offer.”

Delta is also inaugurating services from Lisbon to Boston today.