Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Introduce Salt Lake City-London, JFK-Edinburgh Service

By Jesse Sokolow on 26 August 2015
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Virgin Atlantic aircraft in London

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways announced two new routes between the United States and the United Kingdom.  The flights are part of the airlines’ joint business venture and are set to launch next year.

On May 1, 2016, Delta will begin non-stop summer seasonal service between Salt Lake City, Utah and London, England, followed by non-stop service on May 26 between New York City and Edinburgh, Scotland.

Flights will depart Salt Lake City International Airport at 8:10 p.m. and arrive at London’s Heathrow Airport at 1:10 p.m. the following day.  From London, flights will depart at 2:15 p.m. and arrive in Salt Lake City at 6:07 p.m.

From New York, flights will depart John F. Kennedy International Airport at 8:15 p.m. and arrive at Edinburgh Airport 8:40 a.m. the next day.  Flights from Edinburgh to New York will depart at 10:30 a.m. and arrive at 1:01 p.m.

Delta will operate both new routes using Boeing 767-300 aircraft.  Tickets will carry the codes of both airlines, and will be available for purchase on both carriers’ websites.

Salt Lake City will be Delta’s eighth U.S. destination from London Heathrow, as well as the only non-stop route linking London to the state of Utah.

Delta and Virgin Atlantic first began their partnership in January 2014.

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