Delta and Virgin Atlantic have announced updates to their summer 2018 schedules to optimize their joint network between the U.S. and the U.K. The partnership is focused on offering customers more convenient travel options and optimal travel experiences across the Atlantic.
Starting on March 24, 2018, Delta will introduce the Airbus A330 on its New York-JFK, Atlanta, and Detroit routes to London-Heathrow.
The new aircraft is equipped with Wi-Fi and will have 34 fully flat-bed seats in the Delta One cabin, along with exceptional on-board services that include:
- Chef-curated meal options in Delta One, made with locally sourced ingredients and regionally-inspired meals in the main cabin.
- Customizable amenity kits in Delta One, plus sleep and travel kits for passengers in the main cabin and Delta Comfort+.
- Complimentary in-flight entertainment with Delta Studio at every seat, with over 1,000 hours of TV, music, movies, entertainment, and games.
- RFID checked baggage tracking updates available direct to mobile devices through the Fly Delta App.
The joint summer 2018 schedule between the two airlines will include a total of 37 daily nonstop flights between the U.S. and the U.K. 26 of these flights will operate between London-Heathrow and popular U.S. destinations like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C.
11 of the 37 flights will travel between Manchester, Glasgow, Belfast, London-Gatwick and Edinburgh to popular U.S. cities.
"Our partnership with Virgin Atlantic was founded on and continues to be focused on improving services for our customers," said Dwight James, Delta's Senior Vice President — Transatlantic. "The introduction of the A330 aircraft brings more seats and an enhanced on-board experience to the UK market, while our comprehensive network continues to provide a greater choice of destinations and schedule options for our customers across the Atlantic."
For more on Delta Airlines, visit www.delta.com.
For more on Virgin Atlantic, visit www.virginatlantic.com/us/en.