Delta Airlines and Virgin Atlantic will transfer operations for non-stop flights connecting London Heathrow to Atlanta and Los Angeles Airport this winter.
From 26 October, Delta will operate one of two daily Heathrow to Los Angeles flights currently operated by Virgin Atlantic. This will be Delta's first non-stop flight between the two cities and its seventh direct service between London and the US.
On the same date, Virgin will begin operating one of Delta's three daily flights between London Heathrow and Atlanta.
Virgin Atlantic will have its first-ever access to Delta’s Atlanta hub, providing their customers with access to connect to points throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Virgin Atlantic will now be able to offer over 100 additional international and domestic connections to its customers. This brings the total number of onward connections available through this partnership to over 200.
Virgin Atlantic’s LHR-ATL service will operate on the following schedule:
Delta’s LHR-LAX flights will operate as follows:
Combined, the two airlines operate a total of 32 peak daily non-stop flights between North America and the UK of which 24 flights operate between London Heathrow and popular US destinations.
Virgin Atlantic will continue to operate two daily services to Los Angeles and Delta will continue to fly three daily services to Atlanta, until 26 October 2014.