After a record-setting summer across the Atlantic, American carrier, Delta Air Lines, is eyeing another successful year in Scotland.

By the end of 2023, Delta will have flown some 1.5 million flights, and carried 200 million people to over 300 destinations in the United States and over six continents – and Scotland has been key to this success.

This summer, Delta has offered its largest-ever schedule from Scotland, with daily services to New York-JFK, Boston and Atlanta.

The United States is the top market for inbound tourism to Scotland, with Americans accounting for 21% of all overseas trips and 38% of overseas spend in 2022. Overall, Delta transported more than 196,000 customers between Edinburgh and the United States from April 1st and October 31st this year as demand for travel between Scotland and North America continues to soar.

A strong network from Scotland

With services paused for the winter months from January 2024, Delta will resume flights from Edinburgh to New York-JFK in March and to Boston and Atlanta in May.

Flights to three U.S. gateways offer customers an unrivalled network of more than 200 onward connections throughout the United States and beyond, including one-stop services to Orlando, Miami, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Delta continues to establish itself as Boston’s leading premium global airline, providing nonstop service to the 20 most popular domestic markets and offering more than 150 peak day departures. Edinburgh is a one of several international cities served nonstop by Delta from Boston this year, which include Rome, Tel Aviv, Lisbon, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Paris, San Juan and Cancun.

Delta is also increasing its existing services to Denver, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles from Boston, giving customers from Edinburgh more options to discover a variety of popular cities across the U.S. western region. Further enhancing the travel experience for customers in Boston, Delta opened a brand-new Sky Club® lounge on the E Concourse, offering nearly 21,000 square feet of premium space and seating for more than 400 guests.

Introducing Delta Premium Select

There’s good news for customers in Scotland looking to upgrade their onboard experience next year, as all Delta services from Edinburgh will feature Delta Premium Select, Delta’s premium economy cabin.

Designed with comfort in mind, Delta Premium Select features wider seats with extra legroom, an adjustable leg and footrest and more recline than a traditional Main Cabin seat, plus larger entertainment screens and noise-cancelling headsets. Customers have allocated overhead storage, keeping personal items to hand, and can relax and unwind thanks to a blanket made from recycled materials, memory foam pillow and artisan-crafted amenity kit from Mexican apparel brand, Someone Somewhere. Select Sky Priority® services including accelerated check-in, security and dedicated boarding are also available to make the airport easier to navigate.

There is enhanced dining for Delta Premium Select customers and meals are served on eco-conscious bagasse service ware, accompanied by complimentary beer, wine, spirits*, Starbucks® coffee and more.

The new Delta Premium Select cabin will be offered in addition to Delta One®, which features spacious flat-bed seats in the air and Delta Sky Club and partner lounge access on the ground. Meanwhile, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin, including Basic Economy, are also offered on routes from Edinburgh to give customers more choice whatever their travel style and budget.

Experience elevated

To create an atmosphere that feels like a restaurant at cruising altitude, customers flying in Delta One on international routes will experience more regional, more comforting, and more chef-designed dishes – options that are sure to excite even the most frequent of fliers. The new Delta One menus have been designed by Delta’s in-house chefs and nutritionists in collaboration with expert partners from across the world using historical data on meal preferences collected from thousands of flights.

To keep customers connected at 30,000 feet, Delta is also rolling out fast, free Wi-Fi over the coming months, including on flights from Edinburgh which currently offer Wi-Fi for purchase and free mobile messaging. Wi-Fi is already available free of charge to Sky Miles® Members on almost 600 domestic mainline aircraft, enabling more than 115,000 Sky Miles Members connect to Wi-Fi to stream, shop, email, message and more and will be available on international routes by the end of 2024.

Illustrations are exemplary cabin experiences; seat configurations may vary depending on aircraft type and size.
*21+. Please drink responsibly.