27th March 2018
Written on 27th March 2018
Delta and Virgin Atlantic offer more choice between U.S. and U.K. this summer
Together, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic launch their joint summer 2018 schedule this weekend – offering more nonstop flights than ever before from the U.S. to four airports in the U.K..
The leading trans-Atlantic partnership will offer more than 5 million seats between the U.S. and U.K. this summer, making it even easier to spend the holidays in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Belfast.
More choice to London
- Delta will resume the only nonstop services from Portland, Oregon, and Salt Lake City to London-Heathrow. Flights from Salt Lake City launch on 1 April with services to Portland taking off on 3 May.
- Virgin Atlantic, meanwhile, is adding a sixth daily service from New York-JFK to London Heathrow, while Delta is introducing the larger A330 onto its two daily services. Together, the partnership will be increasing capacity between the two hubs by 6 percent.
- Delta has also scheduled A330s on services to London from Atlanta and Detroit, adding capacity on these two hub-to-hub routes also.
Increased nonstop flights to Scotland and Northern Ireland
- Delta and Virgin Atlantic will be kicking off their biggest ever season to Scotland this summer – offering up to 17 flights a week from New York-JFK and Orlando.
- Delta will operate daily nonstop services from New York-JFK to both Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports.
- Virgin Atlantic is operating its longest season from Orlando to Belfast International – trebling the number of seats available.
Multiple connections to Manchester
- Virgin Atlantic is increasing capacity between New York and Manchester, and will introduce a Boeing 747 onto the service from May.
- Virgin Atlantic is also reintroducing its popular seasonal flights to Manchester from Las Vegas, San Francisco and Boston.
Source: Delta Air Lines