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New York to Edinburgh service launched

American Airlines launches new route

Date : 13/05/2015

American Airlines is launching a daily service to and from New York’s John F. Kennedy International – which will run initially until September. Passengers will be able to connect from popular US leisure destinations such as Las Vegas and Orlando.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “New York is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world and we’re very excited to be able to offer Scottish passengers yet more choice of how they can travel there from Edinburgh. This new service will also make it easier for American visitors to visit Scotland this summer and experience all our fantastic country has to offer.”

Mike Cantlay, Chairman of VisitScotland said: “The launch of this new daily service from New York to Edinburgh is incredible news for Scotland’s tourism industry. Our strategy is to develop Scotland’s direct air connectivity by working with global airlines. In 2014 we welcomed the world to The Ryder Cup, and we now look forward to welcoming more of our American friends from New York and beyond to discover Scotland, the Home of Golf, for themselves.

“As one of our most important markets for ancestral visitors, and with the incredible success of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander in print and on TV, we hope this new route will encourage more and more people to come and experience the magic of the land that inspired her world.”

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