Delta and Virgin Atlantic Expand Network for Summer Travel


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Delta and Virgin Atlantic launched their joint venture back in 2014, and four years late they’re continuing their partnership as the airlines align their flight schedules and continue to add even more routes. Be sure to check out Redeeming Delta SkyMiles for Virgin Atlantic Flights, where you’ll be able to redeem for maximum value.

Some highlights on the Delta front, is their upgrading service from New York (JFK) to London from their Boeing 767 aircraft to their A330 aircraft for their busy summer travel season.

Additionally, they’ll be resuming their seasonal service from both Portland, Oregon, and Salt Lake City to London-Heathrow.

Per Delta,

Here’s the latest of their partnership with London

  • Delta will resume the only nonstop services from Portland, Oregon, and Salt Lake City to London-Heathrow. Flights from Salt Lake City launch on 1 April with services to Portland taking off on 3 May.
  • Virgin Atlantic, meanwhile, is adding a sixth daily service from New York-JFK to London Heathrow, while Delta is introducing the larger A330 onto its two daily services. Together, the partnership will be increasing capacity between the two hubs by 6 percent.
  • Delta has also scheduled A330s on services to London from Atlanta and Detroit, adding capacity on these two hub-to-hub routes also.

When it comes to flights to Scotland and Northern Ireland

  • Delta and Virgin Atlantic will be kicking off their biggest ever season to Scotland this summer – offering up to 17 flights a week from New York-JFK and Orlando.
  • Delta will operate daily nonstop services from New York-JFK to both Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports.
  • Virgin Atlantic is operating its longest season from Orlando to Belfast International – trebling the number of seats available.

Have you flown Virgin Atlantic or Delta recently to London, Scotland or Northern Ireland? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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