Airport News

Edinburgh to Atlanta service confirmed

Tue, 08 Jan, 2008

Delta Air Lines has confirmed it is to reopen its route between Edinburgh Airport and the US city of Atlanta in the summer.

The non-stop service will fly three times a week between June 2nd and October 1st 2008, in order to deal with seasonal demand from holidaymakers.

Delta has opted to restart the flights as part of an expansion of its services from its Atlanta base, which has already seen routes to London Heathrow Airport, the Nigerian capital Lagos and the Swedish capital Stockholm launched.

Bob Cortelyou, Delta's senior vice-president of network planning, predicted the additional services would help create record traffic figures for the airline.

He added: "From Europe to Africa to Asia to South America, Delta covers the globe in any direction from Atlanta, with flights slated to more than 80 international destinations next summer."

The news comes less than three months after Edinburgh Airport's operator BAA revealed the number of destinations available to passengers flying from the Scottish capital had reached the 100 mark.

Joe Evans

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