Scotland is a beautiful country with its beautiful mountains, heaths, and cliffs. Although the beautiful cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are similar to London, they are smaller and more peaceful. Perfect for a weekend getaway. The rich history and culture of the Highlands & Clans are also fascinating. Culloden is a must-see. Scotland is a place that has captured many hearts. It’s not surprising, then, that we have been twice to this region in six months.
While booking a flight ticket, you can enjoy life at the edge in the northernmost part of the U.K. Shetland is a completely different place. So it’s the perfect time to plan your next trip to the top in Britain.
Shetland, an archipelago between the Atlantic and the North Sea, is a place of extremes. You will find freedom, wildlife, wild beauty, and an open-minded community at 60 degrees North. Here are some of the most unusual and unique things you can do in Shetland.
Newly Launched services
Delta Air Lines launched a service between New York-JFK (Edinburgh) two weeks ago. The airline announced it would double its network between Scotland and New York in the summer of 2017. This is when flights between the Big Apple to Glasgow will begin.
This service will operate daily throughout the summer and will be available between New York-JFK (May 25, 2017). This service is available to customers from all 50 states via Delta’s JFK hub. This flight will be operated with Virgin Atlantic Airways partners and is an addition to Virgin’s seasonal service between Orlando and Glasgow.
What experts says
Henry Kuykendall (Vice President, Delta) stated that the core component of Delta’s global strategy is to expand our network in the U.K. and to offer more nonstop services starting from New York. In addition, Delta will now operate flights to four U.K. airports, giving business and leisure customers more options when they visit the U.K.
“The arrival of Delta Air Lines in Glasgow was a great news for Scotland. We cannot underestimate its significance, especially as it comes just when Glasgow Airport is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Meanwhile these Routes like allows Scotland to increase and maintain its global competitiveness. It will not only play a significant role in our tourism industry, it will also give Scottish businesses another link to the largest economy in the world. In addition, new York is a city of great importance. Passengers will be able to take advantage of Delta’s extensive routes through New York-JFK.
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The United States is the No. 1 inbound tourist market to Scotland, with almost half a million tourists in 2014. This represents an increase of 100,000 visitors compared to previous years*. According to the Scottish Government, total tourism expenditures in Scotland were around PS9.7billion in 2014.
Malcolm Roughead (Chairman of VisitScotland) said that this announcement was a great endorsement of one of the largest airlines in the world for Scotland and an important opportunity for Scottish tourism. It comes just a few days after Delta’s new Edinburgh launch to JFK service. Our strategy involves working closely with airlines like Delta to promote and develop direct air connectivity to Scotland. The new service to Glasgow will take advantage of the growing interest in Scotland and Scots heritage that has been stimulated by the Outlander T.V. series and our Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017.
Councillor Frank McAveety, leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, stated: “The USA with its 100,000 American visitors each year is Glasgow’s biggest international market, contributing PS38 millions to the local economy. The new Delta service to Glasgow Airport will attract a mix of business and leisure visitors and increase our global connectivity. We look forward to welcoming Delta into Glasgow and working with city partners to expand this important market.
A 164-seat Boeing 757-757-200ER will operate the Delta service to Glasgow. All flights will have Wi-Fi so customers can stay connected above 30,000 feet. In-flight entertainment is also available in all cabins. You can also download movies, and T.V. shows to your tablet or laptop.
Customers who fly in Delta Comfort+ will enjoy up to four inches more legroom and 50 percent more recline than Main Cabin seating. Priority boarding is also available. All Delta flights to Scotland have fully flat-bed Delta One cabins. These seats are complemented by Westin Heavenly Inflight Beds from Westin Hotels & Resorts and TUMI amenity packs featuring MALIN + GOETZ products. In addition, the Delta One cabin offers a variety of regional dining options, prepared with seasonal ingredients and paired exclusively with Delta Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson’s wines.