Delta Air Lines And Virgin Atlantic Celebrate Start Of New Services
United States, October 29, 2014 (STAT):- Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic are marking the launch of their new services between London-Heathrow and Los Angeles and London-Heathrow and Atlanta respectively.
Delta and Virgin Atlantic will operate their Los Angeles and Atlanta services at Heathrow Terminal 3. This co-location adds to the New York-JFK, Boston and Seattle joint venture flights, which already operate from Terminal 3. This provides convenient connections and a seamless customer experience for passengers of both airlines, including access to Virgin Atlantic’s award winning Clubhouse for all business class passengers. Both carriers also offer full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access on all business class flights between the U.K and U.S.
From Sunday, Delta will be flying nonstop from London to California for the first time with one of two daily Heathrow-Los Angeles flights previously operated by Virgin Atlantic. The new routes are the first transfer of operations between the two airlines since the launch of their joint venture earlier this year and will offer more choice and flexibility for both airlines’ customers on these key routes across the Atlantic.
“We have a common goal to grow our joint venture network across the trans-Atlantic and provide customers with greater choice. With the Virgin Atlantic service to our hometown and Delta providing nonstop access between London and Los Angeles, this route harmonization is a further demonstration of our strong partnership.” said Ed Bastian, President of Delta.
Craig Kreeger, Chief Executive of Virgin Atlantic responded, “Our new flights to Atlanta will give Virgin Atlantic’s customers unprecedented access to 160 points throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean and we look forward to adding a second daily service from March 2015 to improve connection convenience even more.”