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JetBlue’s Newest Seasonal Flight to Edinburgh Is Here

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JetBlue has officially added its next European destination to its route map.

The New York-based carrier touched down on Scottish soil for the first time on the morning of Thursday, May 23.

“JetBlue’s new service at Edinburgh Airport will provide the airline with a high visibility presence and further establish a new customer base of travelers looking to fly between Edinburgh and the United States,” said Warren Christie, COO at JetBlue.

Flight B6 73 took off from New York-JFK at 8:35 p.m. on Wednesday evening and landed at an overcast Edinburgh Airport (EDI) at 7:49 a.m.

Here’s everything you need to know about the airline’s newest service.

Fly To Edinburgh With JetBlue This Summer

After London (LGW/LHR), Paris (CDG), Amsterdam (AMS), and Dublin (DUB), the historic city of Edinburgh is now the fifth European city that JetBlue serves nonstop from its home base at New York-JFK.

Fresh off the inaugural flight, Christie thanked those involved in the 7-year-long project and shared a few thoughts before the aircraft headed back to New York from Edinburgh for the first time.

“We are thrilled to be here to celebrate yet another exciting occasion. Our first flight to New York from Edinburgh Airport where we bring our exceptional experience and affordable fares.”

Among those invited to the welcome event was Jim Fairlie, the minister for connectivity for the Scottish government.

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Warren Christie, JetBlue COO, cuts the ribbon alongside Jim Fairlie (minister for connectivity for the Scottish government), Denise Hill (from Visit Scotland), and Gordon Dewar (CEO at Edinburgh Airport). Image Credit: Daniel Ross

“The U.S. is a prime example of the places that Scotland wants to be connected to,” said Fairlie.

The route is initially planned as a daily seasonal service until September 27, 2024, with the following schedule:

  • Depart New York (JFK) 9:29 p.m. — Arrive Edinburgh (EDI) 9:30 a.m. (+1)
  • Depart Edinburgh (EDI) 12:20 p.m. — Arrive New York (JFK) 2:58 p.m.

Given the promising outlook for the route, there’s hope it could be extended to a year-round service and maybe the addition of a nonstop service from Boston (BOS), too.

“Eventually, I think there’s going to be growth and incentive to expand that season as much as possible,” said Jack Hillmeyer, Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Edinburgh who was in attendance the welcome event. “I know Edinburgh Airport will look forward to it, the U.S Consulate and the U.S. Embassy will look forward to it and given that opportunity for more Americans to come here and more Scotts to go to America will be exactly what we need.”

As per all of JetBlue’s transatlantic flights, the new 3,225-mile Edinburgh service is operated by the airline’s fleet of state-of-the-art Airbus A321LRs aircraft.

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Onboard JetBlue’s Mint Studio seat. Image Credit: Daniel Ross

Despite being a narrow-body aircraft, these jets provide optimum comfort in both business class and economy.

With round-trip economy fares from just $494 and round-trip Mint business class fares starting at $2,490, JetBlue is without doubt the cheapest way to fly nonstop between New York and Edinburgh.

“We don’t think our customers should have to choose between low fares and great service. We deliver both,” said Christie.

With its fast and free Wi-Fi for all passengers, tasty treats to eat and drink onboard (even in economy), and spacious Mint Studio seats, JetBlue’s unique transatlantic offering is shaking up the market.

Hot Tip:

We’ve flown JetBlue’s Mint business class seat across the Atlantic and it was a show-stopping experience.

Final Thoughts

JetBlue’s new route between New York and Edinburgh is exciting news for those living on both sides of the Atlantic.

With prices low and excellent amenities and service onboard, there’s never been a better time to take that summer vacation to Scotland. Here’s to the success of JetBlue’s Edinburgh service.

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Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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