New air route from Edinburgh to Philadelpia

Broad Street. Philadelphia.
Broad Street. Philadelphia.

A new daily service between Edinburgh and Philadelphia will launch from April next year, and tickets will go on sale in the next few days.

The American Airlines service will operate from April 2 to October 26, and extends the airport’s reach into North America with flights to Philadelphia, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Boston and Toronto.

Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar said: “Both Edinburgh and Philadelphia are steeped in history and culture and this link will open up our cities to new markets on both sides of the Atlantic.

“We know there is a continued and growing appetite for transatlantic routes as our recent figures show these services are fuller this year when compared to last so adding another destination is an exciting development.

“It’s also encouraging to see our already close relationship with American Airlines continue as they identify Edinburgh as an important city for their wider network, and we see them as a key partner in our plans.”