Delta Air Lines has announced that it will be joining Virgin Atlantic in operating all of its US-bound flights from London Heathrow Airport from Terminal 3.
The airline currently offers flights to New York-JFK, Boston and Seattle from this terminal. However the change will mean its flights to Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia, currently operated from Terminal 4, will move to T3. The transfer will come into effect on 14 September.
Delta will operate 11 daily flights to those eight cities, and with Virgin Atlantic there will be 40 daily flights in total between the US and the UK. Of these, 28 will be operating from Heathrow.
Nat Pieper, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Our joint venture with Virgin Atlantic is all about making it easy for our customers to connect between our airlines and having our Heathrow service under one roof is crucial to delivering a synched-up, more convenient service.
“This enhances the travel experience for customers flying from Heathrow, one of the world’s most important international gateways, and marks a major milestone in our joint venture.”
Erik Varwijk, Executive Vice President, Commercial, Virgin Atlantic, said: “We are looking forward to our joint venture partner, Delta, joining us in Terminal 3 at London Heathrow. Once the switch goes ahead, our customers can enjoy an even more seamless experience flying from or through London.
“Whether they’re flying Virgin Atlantic or Delta, they’ll benefit from world-class service from the most punctual trans-Atlantic operators at Heathrow, and one of the world’s best airport experiences.”