Delta Announces Salt Lake City to London, New York City to Edinburgh

New flights from SLC to LHR and JFK to EDI

Delta Air Lines has announced new nonstop flights from Salt Lake City (SLC) to London (LHR) and from New York City (JFK) to Edinburgh (EDI). This is in part because of Delta’s joint venture with the London based carrier Virgin Atlantic. Delta’s Salt Lake flight start operation on May 1st, 2016 and will operate daily on a 767-300. The Edinburgh flight will start on May 26th, 2016 and will operate daily on a 757-200.

Delta’s seasonal Salt Lake City to London Heathrow flights will operate as follows:

Flight Departs Arrives
DL 50/VS 4020 Salt Lake City at 8:10 p.m. Heathrow at 1:10 p.m. (+ 1 day)
DL 51/VS 4019 Heathrow at 2:15 p.m. Salt Lake City at 6:07 p.m.

Delta’s New York-JFK to Edinburgh flights will operate as follows:

Flight Departs Arrives
DL 488/VS 4026 NY-JFK at 8:15 p.m. Edinburgh at 8:40 a.m. (+ 1 day)
DL 489/VS 4027 Edinburgh at 10:30 a.m. NY-JFK at 1:01 p.m

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Quick Analysis

Both of these routes should be very successful for Delta and falls in line with their continued partnership with Virgin Atlantic. For Salt Lake City this is great news as this will be there 3rd TATL flight and the second new one in less than two years. That is quite the lineup for such relatively small city. The recent data for demand from SLC to LHR states 45 PDEW back in 2011, which by no means is very much. This flight should stimulate demand but will rely heavily on flights fed through Delta’s hub which connects many cities throughout the Rocky Mountains. This is also great news for people traveling from London as this allows for a lot of easy 1 stop flights to many beautiful cities.