Delta Air Lines reports that it will significantly grow its presence at Heathrow Airport when its partnership with Virgin Atlantic comes into force later this year, when the two companies will jointly offer 21 daily flights to the US by the end of this year.
Delta's president Ed Bastian said: “Heathrow is the most important access point for corporate travellers and that was the driving force behind our decision to invest in Virgin Atlantic. Given the constraints on growth at Heathrow, our partnership with Virgin will enable us to expand our presence at this airport and level the field a little with our competitors, while offering customers even more in terms of choice and benefits.”
The carrier has recently launched a third daily service between Heathrow and Atlanta to offer a total of nine daily non-stop flights to five US cities - New York-JFK, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis-St Paul and Boston. In addition, the airline has been making a number of investments in products and services for customers flying from Heathrow, including offering fully flat-bed seats on all services between Heathrow and the US, introducing Wi-fi on transatlantic services and opening a new $1.4billion Terminal 4 at New York’s JFK Airport in May to improve the customer experience for JFK- Heathrow arrivals and departures.
For details see www.delta.com