Twenty years of United at Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport and United Airlines are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the nonstop service between Edinburgh Airport and New York/Newark.

Since its launch in June 2004, the airline has carried more 2.4 million customers on nearly 17,000 flights on this route.

The airline’s presence in Edinburgh has gone from strength to strength since, now operating daily year-round flights from Edinburgh to New York/Newark, with flights doubling from once to twice daily during the peak summer season 2024.

United also operates daily seasonal services from Edinburgh to Washington D.C. and Chicago O’Hare.

United is the only airline offering year-round service from Edinburgh to the U.S. and offers more seats and flights from Scotland to the U.S. than all other U.S. airlines combined.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said:

“It’s fantastic to see United celebrate 20 years at Edinburgh Airport and 20 years of the Edinburgh to New York/Newark route.

“Over that time, the route has been incredibly successful with more than two million people flying between our two destinations, and United’s overall presence has grown with additional routes to Chicago and Washington D.C. as they have made Scotland’s capital their home. That shows the confidence in Edinburgh and a strong relationship between airline and airport. We hope there are many more anniversaries to come – and maybe even some new routes along the way.”

Karolien De Hertogh, Director Sales UK and Ireland, United Airlines said:

“We are proud to the mark the 20th anniversary of our Edinburgh to New York/Newark service, offering the only year-round service from Edinburgh to the U.S.

“Our flights from Edinburgh to three of our U.S. mainland hubs provide our customers in Scotland with extensive travel choice and the possibility to connect onwards to over 150 destinations across the Americas for summer 2024. With such an important relationship between Scotland and the U.S., this route continues to facilitate business and tourism, benefitting the economy on both sides of the Atlantic.”

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