US carrier Delta is returning to Edinburgh airport by restarting flights to New York and Boston for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Delta will fly from the Scottish capital to New York JFK airport five times per week from 2 May before becoming a daily service in June.
The airline will also resume flights from Edinburgh to Boston, which will operate five times per week, from 28 May.
Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh airport, said: “Continuing to reconnect Scotland and the US will be welcome news. We’re excited to see Delta back at Edinburgh airport and look forward to working with them on returning success to these routes.”
Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s vice president, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, added: “This summer we’re seeing increased demand for travel between Scotland and the US.”
The rebuilding of Delta’s transatlantic network comes as rival United Airlines prepares to launch its largest-ever summer schedule between the US and Europe.