13 JUNE 2016
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Delta Air Lines is to double its Scottish network from summer 2017 with a non-stop service operated in conjunction with Virgin Atlantic Airways between Glasgow and New York JFK.
Beginning on 26 May 2017, it will be the only non-stop between the two points and will operate daily throughout the summer.
The announcement came two weeks after Delta began flying between Edinburgh and JFK.
As with the Edinburgh service, passengers from Glasgow will be able to connect from JFK with 60 same-day onward connections to cities throughout the US, including business centres such as Atlanta, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The Glasgow service will use a 164-seat Boeing 757-200ER, with all flights equipped with wi-fi, free on-demand in-flight entertainment in all cabins and films and TV shows downloadable to tablet and laptop devices.
Delta senior vice-president for transatlantic routes Dwight James said: “We are eager to build our network across the UK and this new flight shows our commitment to Scotland.
“It means Delta will operate from four airports in Scotland and England, offering passengers more choice of local services to reach US destinations, as well as offering business opportunities for Scotland.”
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