Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Make Changes to Summer Schedules

By Paul Riegler on 1 June 2016
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Virgin Atlantic aircraft in London

Virgin Atlantic aircraft in London

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic announced changes to their 2017 summer schedules. Delta says that the two carriers, who are joint venture partners, are implementing the changes to optimize their joint network between the United States and the United Kingdom.

Among the updates will be a new route between Portland, Oregon and London Heathrow, operated by Delta. The carrier will offer the service, which will be the first between Portland and London, four times a week beginning May 26, 2017.

Also on that date, Delta will add a second flight between Detroit and London Heathrow that will replace Virgin Atlantic’s daily Detroit-London Heathrow service. Additionally, on May 25, Delta will begin operating a third Atlanta-London flight, taking over Virgin’s second daily service between the two cities.

Meanwhile, Virgin Atlantic will begin a new Seattle-London route on March 26 next year that will replace Delta’s current daily service between the two cities. The London-based carrier will also begin daily flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Manchester on May 25.

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