Our PHL Aiport parking members have some exciting news for Philadelphians wanting to travel to Scotland: Philadelphia International Airport is now offering its very first non-stop service from PHL to EDI in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The service began on May 23rd and is being offered by US Airways. Seasonal daily flights are available through October 1st via a 176-seat dual-class Boeing 757. Travelers can hop on the last seasonal flight to Edinburgh on September 30th, and those in Edinburgh can catch the last seasonal flight to Philadelphia on October 1st.
In a press release by PHL, airport CEO Mark Gale says, “We are very pleased that US Airways is now offering nonstop service to Edinburgh, Scotland from its international gateway in Philadelphia… We look forward to accommodating travelers from our region and beyond who will take advantage of this convenient service…”
With the introduction of this service, Edinburgh became the 18th city in Europe to which PHL offers nonstop flights. It also became the second transatlantic destination this year (the first being Qatar).
5 Things To Do in Edinburgh
Festival Fringe – In August, a cultural mix of jazz, politics, art, books, film, and more come to Edinburgh in what locals call “the Festival.”
Arthur’s Seat – The tallest point of Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park, Arthur’s Seat is part of an extinct volcano and is always available to hiking lovers.
Scott Monument – Climb the 287 steps up a monument dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, a historic novelist and playwright, and you’ll find a sweeping view of the city.
Royal Botanical Garden – Check out the 70-acre botanical garden that’s filled with blooming flowers, a rock garden, an art venue, and more.
Edinburgh Zoo – Head to the Edinburgh Zoo and find a variety of animals. Most loved are the penguins, which take a stroll every day at 2:15 p.m.