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Explore Scotland: JetBlue’s Nonstop Flights from NYC to Edinburgh

JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) has expanded its transatlantic offerings with new, nonstop flights to Edinburgh.

These flights take off from New York, offering daily summer-seasonal service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) through September 30, 2024.

This new route brings JetBlue’s signature low fares and great service to the United Kingdom’s second most popular tourism destination, providing much-needed competition for travelers.

Flights to Edinburgh will operate daily on JetBlue’s Airbus A321neo with Mint aircraft with 16 redesigned Mint Suite® seats, 144 core seats and Airbus’ Enhanced Cabin with XL Bins. The A321neo with Mint features an average 20 percent increase in fuel efficiency and up to 500 nautical miles in additional range.

JetBlue has redefined transatlantic travel by introducing low fares and great service in markets dominated by high fare legacy carriers,” said Marty St. George, president of JetBlue. “We look forward to connecting Scotland and the Northeast this summer with our award-winning Mint and core service that will bring this signature JetBlue experience to Edinburgh.”

John Lamont, UK Government Minister for Scotland, emphasized the significance of this new route. “Our relationship with the US is a special one. This new direct JetBlue route from Edinburgh to New York City will strengthen links between our two great countries,” he said.

“This flight route will make it easier for visitors from the U.S. to come and see for themselves what a uniquely attractive destination we have here, while also easing travel for Scottish visitors wanting to explore the Big Apple and beyond.”

Jim Fairlie, Connectivity Minister, expressed his delight at the launch of the new flight. He believes it will enhance Scotland’s direct connectivity to the US and strengthen important links for business connectivity, exports, and inbound tourism. He highlighted that this is the first time JetBlue has served Scotland, demonstrating their confidence in the Scottish market.

Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, also welcomed the new service. “North America is our most valuable international visitor market, and we are seeing record levels of demand here,” he said. “These visitors are drawn to Scotland for a variety of reasons from our dramatic landscapes to our rich history and culture. Making it as easy as possible for people to visit here with direct access is key.”

Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport, celebrated the addition of JetBlue to their fast-growing European network. “Transatlantic travel from Edinburgh has been a real success story, and adding more capacity to New York opens up another route for passengers to travel to and from Scotland and the USA,” he said. “It’s always great to see a new airline make its home in Edinburgh.”

Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is renowned for its rich history and stunning architecture. Located in the southeastern part of the country, it is a city steeped in tradition, with a skyline dominated by the iconic Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle

Founded in the early Middle Ages, Edinburgh has been the seat of Scottish royalty and a center of enlightenment and culture for centuries. The city’s historic and cultural attractions make it a prime destination for travelers from around the world.

Must See Sites & Attractions

Travelers to Edinburgh can explore a wealth of attractions and experiences. Must-see sites include the Royal Mile, a historic street that runs from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Arthur’s Seat, an ancient volcano offering panoramic views of the city.

Visitors can also enjoy the National Museum of Scotland, the Edinburgh Zoo, and the picturesque Princes Street Gardens.

For accommodation, options range from luxury hotels like The Balmoral to charming bed and breakfasts. Four Points by Sheraton Edinburgh is one of the newest hotels in the city. Edinburgh’s vibrant arts scene, highlighted by the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and its array of restaurants and pubs ensure a memorable stay for all visitors.

JetBlue’s new service aims to enhance the travel experience with its award-winning Mint and core services. The new flights provide travelers with more options and greater convenience, strengthening the ties between New York and Edinburgh.

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