Delta to Operate Virgin Atlantic’s Los Angeles-London Route

New Transatlantic Schedule to Start This Fall

By Jesse Sokolow on 21 May 2014
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Delta and Virgin Atlantic aircraft at JFK

Delta and Virgin Atlantic aircraft at JFK

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways announced changes in their overseas schedules and transferred some operations linking London Heathrow with Los Angeles International Airport and Atlanta-Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. The move is part of the joint venture between the two airlines.

Beginning October 26, Delta will take over operations on one of Virgin Atlantic’s two daily flights between London and Los Angeles, while Virgin Atlantic will begin to operate one of Delta’s three daily London-Atlanta flights.

Delta’s new flights will depart London at 3:00 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 8:31 p.m.  From Los Angeles, Delta’s flights will depart at 9:21 p.m. and arrive in London at 3:25 p.m. the next day.  The service will operate using a Boeing 767-300ER.

From London, Virgin Atlantic’s new flights to Atlanta will depart at 9:25 a.m. and arrive at 2:20 p.m.  Flights from Atlanta to London will depart at 5:30 p.m. and arrive at 6:35 a.m. the next day.  Virgin Atlantic will operate the service using Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

The two carriers will codeshare on each other’s new flights, further enhancing the partnership that the airlines began in January.

Delta owns 49% of Virgin Atlantic.

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