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Delta adds first direct flight from Salt Lake City to London in May

A Delta Air Lines plane taxis toward a gate between other DeA Delta Air Lines plane taxis toward a gate between other De
A Delta Air Lines plane taxis toward a gate between other Delta planes at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, U.S., on Monday, July 20, 2009. Photograph by Bloomberg via Getty Images

A direct flight from Salt Lake City to London is now a reality, thanks to Delta (DAL). Plus, travelers can go from New York’s JFK to Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city.

The route from Salt Lake City to London will launch on May 1, 2016, according to USA Today. Meanwhile, the New York-Edinburgh route begins May 26.

“International travel is up all throughout the world and Salt Lake City is no exception,” according to spokesperson Bianca Shreeve in an interview to Salt Lake City’s Deseret News. “The Paris flight has been a success for Delta and Amsterdam has been tremendously successful, so we’re hopeful that London goes off with a bang as well.”

Per the publication:

Delta is by far the dominant carrier at Salt Lake City, where it controls about 71% of seats for sale from the airport, according to aviation site anna.aero.

Delta recently announced a partnership with Virgin Atlantic on flights to London.