Virgin Atlantic and Delta have announced plans to grow at London Gatwick – with the introduction of two new routes to Boston Logan and New York JFK from summer 2020.
With the introduction of two new east coast services, the leading transatlantic partnership will offer up to 18 daily flights between the UK and Boston and JFK.
Full schedule and fare information for the new routes will be announced later this year.
The flights will complement Virgin Atlantic’s existing network from London Gatwick to Florida and the Caribbean, where they currently operate up to 33 flights per week to eight destinations.
The new flights will see Delta return to London Gatwick for the first time in eight years.
The airport was the destination for Delta’s first transatlantic flight more than 40 years ago, when services began from Atlanta.
Juha Jarvinen, executive vice president commercial for Virgin Atlantic, said: “Virgin Atlantic is pleased to announce that we’re expanding at London Gatwick, with the addition of new routes to New York-JFK and Boston operated in partnership with Delta.
“Together we offer customers an unrivalled choice of US destinations and the leading transatlantic service as well as one of our newest and most luxurious Clubhouses, located in Gatwick’s north terminal.
“The new routes to New York and Boston will go on sale later this year and will complement the wide range of Caribbean and Florida flights already offered at London-Gatwick.”