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Virgin Atlantic & Delta Airlines introduce a new summer schedule between London Heathrow and US airports

30th March 2015

Flightline-UK-business-travel-agents---Virgin-Atlantic-and-Delta-introduce-new-summer-scheduleFlightline Travel Management is pleased to announce that travellers can now take advantage of more transatlantic flights between the UK capital London and the US. Virgin Atlantic and Delta Airlines have teamed up to bring a better travel experience with it new summer schedule. As of 29th of March leisure and corporate travellers can benefit from an extended flight schedule with up to 39 return transatlantic flights a day between the UK and 15 destinations across North America, and many amenities and plenty of perks along the way. We have put together a short summary of the key routes and changes you need to know, when planning your next flight between London and the US. As part of the joint venture the airlines will offer 10 daily flights on the route between 2 of the world’s top business travel destinations, New York and London Heathrow with eight flights a day to JFK Airport and 2 daily flights to Newark Airport. Leisure and corporate travellers benefit from a schedule of evening departures from New York to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

In addition, Virgin Atlantic is introducing a second daily service between London Heathrow and Los Angeles, supplemented by an investment in the first-ever Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in Los Angeles, which is expected to open the next month. Combined with the Delta service launched in autumn 2014, the transatlantic partnership of the two airlines will offer international travellers three daily flights from London to Los Angeles. Both airlines have now also an aligned schedule for flight to/from New York-JFK and new service to/from Seattle, which offers leisure and corporate travellers more cross-pond flexibility. This weekend, Virgin Atlantic introduced a seasonal second-daily flight service between Atlanta and London Heathrow as well as a second service between San Francisco and London Heathrow Airport that will operate five days a week during the summer period. Meanwhile Virgin Atlantic airline will take over Delta’s Manchester to Atlanta service adding 26 per cent extra seat capacity on the business travel route.

Further services, which will be introduced as part of the Virgin Atlantic / Delta Airlines partnership, are:

  • A new daily Delta service between London Heathrow and Philadelphia from April 27th
  • A new daily Delta service between Manchester and New York JFK starting May 22nd
  • A new daily Virgin Atlantic service between Heathrow and Detroit scheduled to start on June 1st

Effective from 29th March 2015, Delta flights to/from Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Seattle and London-Heathrow will arrive and depart from Terminal 4 at London Heathrow Airport.

Delta-operated flights between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Boston (BOS), Newark (EWR), New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX) continue to arrive and depart out of LHR Terminal 3. Virgin Atlantic flights will continue to operate out of LHR Terminal 3.  Little Red domestic flights continue to depart from Terminal 2. For further information, please visit the Delta or Virgin Atlantic website.

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