JetBlue lands at Edinburgh Airport

American airline JetBlue has landed in Scotland for the first time ever as a new daily service between New York and Edinburgh begins. 

The new direct service will connect Edinburgh Airport to New York JFK throughout the summer until 30 September. The service will operate on an Airbus A321neo. 

It is JetBlue’s first ever direct service to Scotland and is another addition to Edinburgh Airport’s already extensive North America connectivity. 

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said:    “We are excited to see another new airline and tailfin as JetBlue adds Edinburgh Airport to its 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, bringing our two countries even closer together. 

“It’s always great to see a new airline make its home in Edinburgh and we are really looking forward to welcoming JetBlue’s passengers and our new colleagues to Scotland’s capital.” 

Marty St. George, president, JetBlue said: 

“JetBlue has redefined transatlantic travel by introducing low fares and great service in markets dominated by high fare legacy carriers. 

“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.” 

Jim Fairlie, Minister for Connectivity said: 

“I’m delighted to see JetBlue’s new Edinburgh to New York JFK flight take off, as it will help enhance Scotland’s direct connectivity to the US and strengthen important links for business connectivity, exports, and inbound tourism. 

“This is the first time JetBlue has served Scotland and it demonstrates the confidence they have in the Scottish market. It also strengthens Edinburgh Airport’s case for establishing a U.S. pre-clearance border facility to help make travel more seamless and provide added benefits for Scottish businesses and visitors. I wish Edinburgh Airport and JetBlue every success with the new service, and I am sure it will be welcomed by travelers in both Scotland and the US.” 

John Lamont, UK Government Minister for Scotland said:    "Our relationship with the US is a special one. We welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to Scotland and the wider UK from North America every year and it’s also our top export market. This new direct JetBlue route from Edinburgh to New York City will really help strengthen links between our two great countries. 

“Just last month, I walked down Sixth Avenue with other representatives from the UK Government as part of the annual Tartan Day celebrations in Manhattan, promoting our most important exports - whisky, energy and financial services, and our rich culture. This flight route will make it easier for visitors from the US 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.” 

Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland said: 

“We are excited to welcome JetBlue to Scotland with the launch of this new direct service. North America is our most valuable international visitor market, and we are seeing record levels of demand here, welcoming almost one million visitors last year, surpassing not only pre-pandemic levels but also other parts of the UK. 

“We know these visitors are drawn to Scotland for a variety of reasons from our dramatic landscapes to our rich history and culture and warm people, with Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital offering a well-connected gateway for exploring the rest of the country. These visitors who often stay longer and spend more, are hugely important to Scotland’s tourism industry and wider economy supporting businesses, jobs and communities and why making it as easy as possible for people to visit here with direct access is key. Following a difficult few years for the travel and tourism industry, we are delighted to be working with new partner JetBlue to promote this new direct service and encourage more US visitors to choose Scotland for their next vacation.” 


Flights will depart Edinburgh daily at 1230, arriving at New York JFK at 1506. 

Flights will depart New York JFK at 2120, arriving in Edinburgh at 0930. 

Services will start on May 22, operating to September 30 

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