Delta and Virgin Atlantic have announced that they will begin increasing their summer flying starting this weekend. They will offering up to 39 return trans-Atlantic flights a day between the U.K. and 15 destinations across North America.
Highlights of the new summer service include:
Virgin Atlantic is launching a second daily service between Los Angeles and London-Heathrow, complementing the opening of the first-ever Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in Los Angeles next month. They are also adding their is a second daily Virgin Atlantic service between Atlanta and London-Heathrow for the summer, and a second service between San Francisco and London-Heathrow that will operate five days a week over the summer.
Further joint-venture services to be introduced later in the summer include:
- A new daily Delta service between Philadelphia and London-Heathrow beginning April 26
- A new daily Delta service between New York-JFK and Manchester beginning May 21
- A new daily Virgin Atlantic service between London-Heathrow and Detroit beginning June 1
- Virgin Atlantic is also offering special seasonal services this year from Orlando to Belfast, Northern Ireland, in June and July, and from Las Vegas to Glasgow, Scotland, in September and October.
The joint summer schedule also includes 10 daily flights between New York and London Heathrow, with eight daily departures from New York-JFK and two departures from Newark.
Virgin Atlantic is resuming flights from London Gatwick to the Caribbean island of Tobago on Sunday and will be offering a weekly service during the summer and a twice-weekly service in the winter.
Terminals at London Heathrow
This summer, Delta flights between London Heathrow and Boston, Los Angeles and New York will operate from Heathrow’s Terminal 3 alongside all Virgin Atlantic services. Delta flights between Heathrow and Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis-St Paul, Philadelphia and Seattle will operate from Terminal 4. Delta One and Upper Class passengers departing from London Heathrow Terminal 3 will be able to enjoy a seamless transfer from car to lounge via the Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Wing. Business class passengers travelling from Heathrow Terminal 4 will enjoy complimentary access to the SkyTeam lounge.
Delta and Virgin Atlantic are continuing their partnership, which means more flights for passengers between the two airlines.