Delta and Virgin Atlantic have announced that they will fully co-locate at Heathrow Terminal 3, to offer seamless service to their mutual trans-Atlantic customers.
Delta will transfer its flights to Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia from Heathrow’s Terminal 4 to Terminal 3 where its flights to New York-JFK, Boston and Seattle are already located.
Delta will operate 11 daily flights to eight U.S. cities nonstop from Terminal 3. The combined summer schedule of Delta and Virgin Atlantic includes 80 daily nonstop flights between the U.K. and U.S. out of London Heathrow.
“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,” said Nat Pieper, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Europe, Middle East and Africa. “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, added: “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.”