|Already Scotland's gateway to the world and the nation's fastest growing airport, Glasgow Airport has cemented its position as one of Europe’s primary gateways to North America as the airport prepares to welcome all six North American airlines in 2017.|
The continent of North America is home to six airlines flying transatlantic flight to Europe. From Canada passengers can travel to Europe with Air Canada, Air Transat and WestJet while passengers travelling from the United States can choose from American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. Only two airports in the whole of Europe welcome all six North American airlines and Scotland’s gateway to the world, Glasgow Airport, is one.
Air Canada fly three-times per week direct from Glasgow Airport to Toronto while Air Transat offer daily flights from Scotland’s largest city to Toronto at the same time as offering weekly flights to Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver. Canada’s WestJet offer daily flights direct from Glasgow to Halifax.
American Airlines fly daily from Glasgow Airport to Philadelphia and United Airlines operate Scotland’s longest established longhaul route with a daily service between Glasgow and New York Newark. Brand-new and commencing in May 2017, Delta Air Lines will launch a new daily service direct from Glasgow Airport to New York JFK, completing an impressive six-out-of-six for North American airlines flying to Europe.
Delta Air Lines arrival in Scotland’s largest city means Glasgow Airport is now home to more than double the number of North American airline than any other Scottish airport and Glasgow Airport is now one of just two airports in the whole of Europe to welcome all six North American carriers.
At the forefront of Scottish Aviation, Glasgow Airport is an asset of strategic national importance supporting more than 10,000 jobs and generating over £200 million annually for the economy, more than any other airport in Scotland, all while connecting Scotland to more worldwide destinations than any other Scottish airport.
The new route between Glasgow and New York JFK further cements Glasgow Airport’s position as Scotland's transatlantic gateway with direct flights 17 exciting destinations throughout North America including Las Vegas, New York JFK, Orlando, Philadelphia, Toronto and Vancouver. Glasgow Airports multi-award winning customer service, unrivalled choice of worldwide destinations and its central location with direct motorway access ensures the airport is the preferred choice for travellers from across Scotland including those in Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and beyond.
Amanda McMillan, Managing Director, Glasgow Airport, said: “The arrival of Delta Air Lines in Glasgow is fantastic news for Scotland and we really can not underestimate the significance of this announcement.”
“Routes such as this enable Scotland to maintain and increase its global competitiveness. Not only will it play a major role in supporting our growing tourism industry, it will provide Scottish businesses with yet another direct link to what is the world’s largest economy. New York is such an iconic city for which there is huge demand and passengers will be able to take advantage of Delta’s extensive route network through its hub at New York-JFK.”
Air Canada, Air Transat, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and WestJet flights from Glasgow Airport can be booked now through Air Glasgow ensuring you get the cheapest flights every time you book.