Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways will strengthen their trans-Atlantic network next year with the introduction of new nonstop Delta services from London Heathrow to Salt Lake City and Edinburgh to New York-JFK.
“For the second summer in a row, Delta will be launching new routes, that give customers more options when flying between the UK and the United States,” said Nat Pieper, Delta senior vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“Delta and Virgin Atlantic are committed to offering an extensive network on the trans-Atlantic and our new flights from London and Edinburgh will offer more connections to destinations throughout the U.S. and beyond.”
Starting May 2nd, 2016, Salt Lake City will be Delta’s eighth US destination served from Heathrow and will be the only nonstop service between the Mountain West and Heathrow, offering one-stop connections to many Mountain West cities such as Reno, Boise Idaho, Albuquerque and Idaho Falls.
The airline has scheduled a 210-seat, Boeing 767-300ER aircraft for the flight, which will be operated on a seasonal basis linking Heathrow nonstop to all seven Delta hubs in the United States.
Known as “The Crossroads of the West”, Salt Lake City is situated within easy reach of some of North America’s most famous national parks, with more than 20 located within a few hours’ drive of the airport.
As the largest airline operating in Salt Lake City, Delta offers connections to more than 50 destinations throughout the West and into Canada.
The region offers many travel options for tourists wanting to enjoy outdoor pursuits, with some of the United States’ best hiking, mountain biking and rafting nearby.
Delta’s daily nonstop flight between Edinburgh and New York-JFK will launch on May 27th, 2016, offering customers up to 60 convenient onward connections.
The flight will be Delta’s only service from Scotland but joins Virgin Atlantic’s three times weekly summer seasonal service from Glasgow to Orlando.
The new flight offers convenient transfers to popular destinations including Miami, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco via the newly extended Terminal 4 at its JFK hub.
The airline will operate a 163-seat, Boeing 757-200 aircraft on the route.