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Start spreading the news... EDI welcomes JetBlue for its first Scottish route to New York

Last updated Oct 25, 2023

There's now even more opportunity to see the bright lights of the Big Apple as JetBlue arrives in Edinburgh to launch its first ever Scottish route to New York.

The airline will start operating the daily service between Scotland's busiest airport and New York JFK in May 2024, so while it's not leaving today you can start spreading the news!

Flights, which will operate on an Airbus A321neo aircraft, come following a bumper 2023 for transatlantic travel which has seen capacity reach 51 per cent of 2019 levels.

'More opportunity to connect between two of the world's great cities'

Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport Chief Executive, said:

“It’s always a big moment when we welcome an airline to Edinburgh for the first time and the arrival of JetBlue will be an exciting step as we further strengthen our links to North America. Edinburgh and New York are both hugely popular places to visit and I’m thrilled that this new service will provide even more opportunities to connect between two of the world’s great cities.

“It’s extremely important to us, as Scotland’s airport, that we continue to build on the momentum of 2023 and offer fantastic choice for our passengers. The arrival of this route allows us to do that – enhancing leisure travel, business links and allowing people more chance to reunite with family and friends across the pond.

“I look forward to welcoming JetBlue to Edinburgh Airport and working closely with them to make this route to New York a success while developing our relationship with the airline further.”

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