Delta, Virgin Atlantic move in together at Heathrow

Photo by MyImages - Micha
Photo by MyImages – Micha

Delta Air Lines will shift all of its Heathrow operations to Terminal 3 next month.

The move, which will take place on 14 September 2016, will mean that all of Delta’s flights operate to and from the same terminal as those of its partner, Virgin Atlantic. This is aimed at making it easier for passengers to connect between flights, and for the two airlines to share facilities and coordinate their operations.

Delta will transfer its Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia flights from Terminal 4, to join its existing T3 services to New York-JFK, Boston and Seattle.

“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 for Europe, Middle East & 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.”

In total, Delta will operate 11 daily flights to eight US cities direct from T3. Combined with Virgin Atlantic, the two airlines’ summer schedule includes up to 40 daily direct flights between North America and the UK, 28 of which operate from Heathrow.

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