Delta to Launch Philly-London Service in 2015
Carrier to Take Over Slot Given Up by American in Merger
Delta Air Lines announced it will begin new daily, non-stop service between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and London, England next spring.
Flights will depart Philadelphia International Airport at 7:04 p.m. and arrive at London Heathrow at 7:30 a.m. local time. From London, flights will depart at 12:30 p.m., and arrive in Philadelphia at 4:01 p.m.
Delta will operate the flights using a Boeing 757-200. The service will commence on April 8, 2015.
The aircraft is configured with 16 fully lie-flat seats in business class, 44 seats in the airline’s premium economy lite section, and 130 coach seats. Delta’s BusinessElite business-class seats on this aircraft are 22.5” wide and extend into a 76” bed. All have direct aisle access. Seats in Economy Comfort are 17.2” wide and have a seat pitch of 35”. Coach seats are also 17.2” wide and have a seat pitch that varies between 31” and 32”.
The slot for the Philadelphia-London Heathrow route became available after the European Commission, the European Union’s antitrust regulator, required American Airlines to give up one slot on this route in order to gain approval for its merger with US Airways.
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