Delta Air Lines is expanding is transatlantic operation, with an additional summer only service between Boston and Edinburgh.
The route will be Delta’s eighth transatlantic route out of Boston operated by Delta, and will operate for the summer 2019 timetable daily.
The planed operation will commence from the 23rd May
DL122 DEPART BOS 22:15 ARRIVE EDI 09:25+1 DL123 DEPART EDI 10:55 ARRIVE BOS 13:02 Commences 23rd May Seasonal Service. Operates Daily Booked Equipment: Delta Boeing 757-200 (16C/44Y+/108Y) Data: Delta
The airline will use a 2 class Boeing 757, with 16 Delta One seats (business class), 44 Delta Comfort+ (Extra legroom/premium economy) and 108 Main Cabin Seats. Planes will have seat-back entertainment, with on-board connectivity aboard the planes. And yes, there are powerpoints and complimentary on-board service items
In a boisterous statement, Roberto Ioriatti, Delta’s Vice President – Trans-Atlantic states
“Delta is Boston’s No. 1 carrier across the Atlantic, and we’re excited to be expanding our service to Edinburgh,”
“Business and leisure travelers will both enjoy convenient nonstop service between Boston and Scotland, delivered with Delta’s unmatched reliability and renowned customer service.”
Meanwhile the Scottish Government are happy, with ecretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson stating:
“Direct air links to the United States of America play an important role for Scotland’s economy, so I warmly welcome the announcement of this new service between Edinburgh and Boston,”
Not only will this give Scottish businesses a direct route into important North American markets, but it will also give inbound visitors even more options when it comes to getting a taste of the world class tourism experience on offer in Scotland. I wish Edinburgh Airport and Delta every success with this new service and look forward to it taking off next year.”
Delta has been boosting its Boston Transatlantic operation, with Dublin to get a larger aircraft for Summer 2019, Lisbon to launch. The airline also operates a direct service from Edinburgh to New York JFK for those who need onward connections.
And in some ways sending a message to would-be carriers to stay off its “turf”.
Will other operators listen – or will others drop into the space that Primera so conveniently left open by its departure having announced a lot of capacity to Boston… before folding…
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