EDINBURGH Airport is to welcome airline JetBlue in 2024 as it launches its first ever Scottish route to New York.

The airline is to run a service from Scotland’s capital to JFK Airport from May to September 2024, marking the first time it has ever operated in Scotland.

Flights will depart daily, giving passengers a chance to see all the Big Apple has to offer.

Chief executive of Edinburgh Airport Gordon Dewar said: “It’s always a big moment when we welcome an airline to Edinburgh for the first time and the arrival of JetBlue will be an exciting step as we further strengthen our links to North America.

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“Edinburgh and New York are both hugely popular places to visit and I’m thrilled that this new service will provide even more opportunities to connect between two of the world’s great cities.

“It’s extremely important to us, as Scotland’s airport, that we continue to build on the momentum of 2023 and offer fantastic choice for our passengers.

“The arrival of this route allows us to do that – enhancing leisure travel, business links and allowing people more chance to reunite with family and friends across the pond.”

The Scottish Government’s Minister for Small Business and Tourism, Richard Lochhead (below), also welcomed the new route.

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“This announcement not only demonstrates the confidence that JetBlue has in the Scottish market, but also strengthens Edinburgh Airport’s case for establishing a US pre-clearance border facility to help make travel more seamless and provide added benefits for Scottish businesses and visitors,” he said.

“This is the first time JetBlue will serve Scotland, and this decision will enhance our direct connectivity to the US and strengthen important links for business connectivity, exports and inbound tourism.”