Delta Air Lines will start flights between Atlanta and the Scottish capital of Edinburgh seasonally between June 2 and Oct. 1, 2008.This will complement new year-round service between Edinburgh and New York-JFK, beginning May 1.
With the return of the Atlanta-Edinburgh route, Delta will offer customers nonstop access to 31 trans-Atlantic destinations via its Atlanta hub, including new flights to Lagos, Nigeria (inaugurated Dec. 3, 2007); London-Heathrow (effective March 29, 2008) and Stockholm, Sweden (effective June 3, 2008).
“Delta looks forward to another record year of international traffic via our Atlanta hub thanks to the addition of more new destinations around the globe for our customers,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s senior vice president - Network Planning.
“From Europe to Africa to Asia to South America, Delta covers the globe in any direction from Atlanta, with flights slated to more than 80 international destinations next summer.”
Flights between Atlanta and Edinburgh will operate three-times weekly from June 2-30 and daily from July 1-Sep. 30. Flights are scheduled as follows:
Flight Departs Arrives Effective 196 Atlanta at 6:25 p.m. Edinburgh at 7:35 a.m. June 1-Sep.30, 2008 197 Edinburgh at 10:50 a.m. Atlanta at 2:40 p.m. June 2-Oct. 1, 2008
Customers flying Delta between Atlanta and Edinburgh flights will travel on a Boeing 757-200 aircraft featuring 16 seats in Delta’s award-winning BusinessElite cabin and 158 seats in Economy. All customers will enjoy comfortable all-leather seating and personal, in-seat entertainment, in both classes.
Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 321 destinations in 58 countries. Delta has added more international capacity than any major U.S. airline during the last two years and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 500 weekly flights to 63 destinations. Delta’s marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 15,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services.
Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 485 worldwide destinations in 106 countries.
Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.