A new daily service between Edinburgh and Philadelphia with American Airlines has started this morning.
The flight landed at Scotland’s busiest airport just before 9am this morning and the summer service will operate daily until October 26.
It extends the airport’s reach into North America with flights to Philadelphia, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Boston and Toronto.
Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport said: ‘It’s great to welcome Philadelphia to our destinations list, providing yet more choice for passengers who are looking to experience North American and all it has to offer.
‘Edinburgh and Philadelphia are cities steeped in history and culture and providing this direct link will open both of our cities to new markets on both sides of the Atlantic.
‘We’re looking forward to welcoming people to our fantastic capital city, giving them a taste of Scotland’s very best and leaving them with a fond memories of our beautiful country, as well as sending people off to see all of what Philadelphia has to offer.’
American Airlines previously flew to Philadelphia from Glasgow, but ended the summer route in September last year.