Delta Air Lines will begin its first Glasgow to New York service in the summer next year.
Beginning May 26 2017, the service will be the only nonstop fight between Glasgow and New York-JFK, and will operate daily throughout the summer. United Airlines is the other airline to run a service to the New York area, between Glasgow and Newark airport.
From JFK, customers will be able to choose from 60 same-day onward connections throughout the US, including Los Angeles, Orlando and San Francisco.
The flight will be operated in conjunction with Virgin Atlantic, adding to Virgin’s seasonal service from Glasgow to Orlando. Delta started its Edinburgh to New York JFK service two weeks ago.
Delta’s Glasgow service will be operated using a 164-seat Boeing 757-200ER and will be equipped with wifi. The Edinburgh route is served by a 210-seat Boeing 767-300.
The service schedule is as follows:
|DL266||Glasgow at 1.00 p.m.||New York-JFK at 3.40 p.m.|
|DL466||New York-JFK at 11.45p.m.||Glasgow at 11.25 a.m. (+1 day)|
Commenting on the new route, Delta’s senior vice president trans-Atlantic, Dwight James said:
“With this service, Delta will operate from four airports in Scotland and England offering our customers more choice of local services to reach their chosen US destination.”