22 May 2014
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Virgin Atlantic Airways said they will transfer operations for nonstop flights connecting London-Heathrow to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport this winter, offering more choices for the airlines´ customers on key routes across the Atlantic.
Effective Oct. 26, 2014, Delta will begin operating one of two daily Heathrow-Los Angeles flights currently operated by Virgin Atlantic. This new Delta service will mark the airline´s first nonstop flight between Los Angeles and London Heathrow and is Delta´s seventh nonstop destination between London and the United States.
Virgin Atlantic will begin operating one of Delta´s three daily flights between Heathrow and Atlanta. The new services will expand the award-winning service offered by both carriers to customers as well as provide greater choice for travel between the U.K. and North America. The two airlines will codeshare on each other´s operated services, allowing Delta and Virgin customers seamless access to the expanded network.
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 165 million customers each year. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta´s blog takingoff.delta.com.
Virgin Atlantic currently has a fleet of 39 aircraft which includes comprised of Boeing 747s, Airbus A340-600s, A340-300 and A330-300s as well as four leased A320s on Little Red routes.