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Delta and Virgin add six

[ March 26, 2015   //   ]

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways have added six new services in their summer schedule as part of their new their transatlantic partnership. Virgin Atlantic is launching a second daily service between Los Angeles and Heathrow and the combined service with Delta will offer three daily flights between the two cities. There is also a seasonal second-daily Virgin Atlantic service between Atlanta and Heathrow and a second service between San Francisco and London Heathrow that will operate five days a week over the summer. Delta will also fly one of the Newark-to-London Heathrow services previously operated by Virgin Atlantic while Virgin Atlantic will take over Delta’s Atlanta-to-Manchester service.

Further joint-venture services to be introduced later in the summer include a new daily Delta service between Philadelphia and Heathrow from 26 April, a new daily Delta service between New York-JFK and Manchester starting May 21, a new daily Virgin Atlantic service between Heathrow and Detroit from 1 June and seasonal Virgin services between Orlando and Belfast (June and July), and Las Vegas to Glasgow (September and October).

Between them, the two airlines will offer up to 39 return trans-Atlantic flights a day between the UK and 15 destinations across North America, including ten daily flights between New York and Heathrow -eight from New York-JFK and two from Newark.

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