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Delta takes a bigger bite out of the Big Apple

Delta Air Lines will operate its longest ever season from Glasgow to New York-JFK in summer 2019. 

The daily service during the peak travel month will add over 5,000 extra seats in each direction next summer. 

The U.S. airline will re-start its flights, which are operated in conjunction with Virgin Atlantic, on May 24, 2019, and operate for seven more weeks than this year, ending on Oct 26, 2019. It will be Delta’s third season to Scotland’s largest city. 

The carrier has scheduled a Boeing 757-200 aircraft on the route, which has 167 seats, including 15 flat-beds in the Delta One business class cabin.

“Glasgow has strong historic and commercial links with the United States and those ties have supported our flight to go from strength-to-strength,” said Roberto Ioriatti, Delta’s Vice President Transatlantic. 

“We’re giving our customers even more opportunity to explore the Big Apple and beyond with more than 40 convenient connections from New York’s JFK.” 

Francois Bourienne, Chief Commercial Officer for AGS Airports Ltd, owners of Glasgow Airport said: “This announcement from Delta Air Lines to operate an extended service next summer will be welcome news for our passengers. 

“Since launching in May last year, the airline’s Glasgow to New York-JFK service has proved very popular with long-haul passengers looking to either stay in the Big Apple or make use of the fantastic onward connections available thanks to the route’s convenient flight times. 

“The addition of a further 5,000 seats on this daily service to one of the world’s busiest hub airports is great news for the city and indeed the wider region and cements Glasgow’s position as Scotland’s principal long-haul airport.”

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