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Delta and Virgin Atlantic Strengthen US-UK Network

[ June 7, 2016   //   ]

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic have announced changes to their respective summer 2017 schedules to optimize their joint network between the USA and the UK. Beginning March 26, 2017, the airlines’ joint summer 2017 schedule includes a total of 42 peak daily nonstop flights between the U.S. and the U.K. Of these, 28 flights will operate between London Heathrow and popular U.S. destinations such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta and Washington and 14 flights will operate between Manchester, Glasgow, Belfast, London Gatwick and Edinburgh to popular US cities.
The move reflects the strong partnership between the two airlines, which is focused on offering customers more travel choices and flexibility.
The changes are as follows:
For Delta:
• A new four times a week London Heathrow to Portland, Oregon seasonal service will begin on May 26, 2017, the first between this U.S. West Coast city and London.
• Beginning March 26, 2017, the airline will add a second London Heathrow to Detroit service. This new flight replaces Virgin Atlantic’s daily Detroit to London Heathrow service.
• The airline will fly a third London Heathrow to Atlanta frequency, taking over the second daily service currently operated by Virgin Atlantic, beginning May 25, 2017. Virgin Atlantic will continue to operate one daily London Heathrow to Atlanta service.
For Virgin Atlantic:
• Beginning March 26, 2017, the airline will start flying daily between London Heathrow and Seattle, replacing the service currently operated by Delta.

• A daily nonstop service between Manchester and New York-JFK will commence May 25, 2017 replacing the service currently operated by Delta. Delta will resume service for the winter 2017.

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