Delta launches year-round New York-to-Edinburgh service

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has launched its new nonstop flight between New York´s John F. Kennedy airport and Edinburgh, Scotland, offering more on-board amenities than any other airline serving this route.

The new year-round service extends Delta´s UK network into Scotland.

According to the UK´s Office for National Statistics, the United States is the number-one inbound tourism market to Scotland, with nearly a half-million visitors in 2014, an increase of 100,000 compared to the previous year.

Delta´s New York to Edinburgh service will initially be operated using a 163-seat Boeing 757-200ER, with a larger 210-seat widebody Boeing 767-300ER during the summer months, effective June 8, 2016. Beginning September 5, 2016, the 757-200ER will operate on the route.

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft.