Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Launch Additional Flights this Summer

New Service to Link London with Philly and Detroit, Additional Service to Start Between London and L.A., Atlanta

By Jesse Sokolow on 26 March 2015
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A Virgin Atlantic plane at JFK

A Virgin Atlantic plane at JFK

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways announced that the two airlines are expanding their transatlantic partnership this summer with new and additional flights.

Virgin Atlantic will launch a second daily flight between Los Angeles and London Heathrow, as well as a second daily seasonal flight between Atlanta and London Heathrow this weekend.  The airline will also introduce a second service between San Francisco and London Heathrow that will operate five days a week during the summer.

In addition, Delta will begin flying one of Virgin Atlantic’s Newark-London Heathrow flights, while Virgin will begin operating the Atlanta-Manchester route, previously operated by Delta.

Delta plans to begin a new daily Philadelphia-London Heathrow service on April 26, with new daily service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Manchester set to begin on May 21.  Meanwhile, Virgin Atlantic will launch new daily Detroit-London Heathrow service on June 1.

Delta acquired a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic in June 2013.  The two operate a fully-integrated joint venture covering flights between the United Kingdom and North America in which both airlines share the costs and revenue.

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