ATLANTA, May 1, 2008 -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today begins the first-ever daily nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Edinburgh, Scotland. The new flight continues Delta’s success in offering convenient access to points across Europe and the world.
 
“No one offers more destinations across the Atlantic. Delta’s new flight connecting New York to Edinburgh continues our successful international expansion which includes 13 new international destinations this year,” said Glen Hauenstein, executive vice president – Network and Revenue Management.  Delta offers service to 37 trans-Atlantic destinations, more than any other airline in the world.

Delta’s new nonstop service between New York-JFK and Edinburgh will be operated using a Boeing 757-200 ETOPS aircraft with up to 16 seats in Delta’s award winning BusinessElite class and 158 seats in economy.  Passengers will enjoy comfortable all-leather seating and Delta on Demand, the airline’s personal, in-seat entertainment, in both classes. Additionally, passengers traveling on the enhanced BusinessElite class of service will be treated to

  • a full-sized pillow and quilted duvet for a better sleeping experience;
  • modern dinnerware and stainless-steel utensils to complement a redesigned menu featuring new appetizers and entrees from celebrity Chef Michelle Bernstein; and
  • a new, high-quality reusable amenity bag with an enhanced product selection.


Delta’s nonstop flight from New York-JFK to Edinburgh is scheduled as follows:

Flight Departs Arrives Effective Frequency
DL96 New York-JFK at 10 p.m. Edinburgh at 10:20 a.m.* Thursday, May 1 Daily
DL97 Edinburgh at 11:50 a.m. New York-JFK at 2:35 p.m. Friday, May  2 Daily
* Arrives the following day

 

Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 305 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 38 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 478 weekly flights to 58 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 16,409 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 474 worldwide destinations in 104 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

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