Beginning May 2017, Virgin Atlantic will fly three times a day between London Heathrow and Los Angeles, creating greater choice of flights for customers during the peak summer travel season.
All three services on this route will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft - Virgin Atlantic’s most fuel-efficient aircraft, offering three cabin classes, including fully flat bed and aisle access seats in Upper Class.
As part of the joint venture, Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines continue to co-locate their operations across key gateways, including London Heathrow, Atlanta, Orlando, Cancun, Detroit and New York.
By May 2017, the two airlines will be co-located in LAX, Terminal 2, making connections between flights seamless for customers who want to travel onwards to over 20 Delta destinations, including Mexico, Hawaii and other parts of the US.
The co-location of Virgin Atlantic and Delta in LAX is part of Delta’s larger $1.9 billion plan to modernise, upgrade and connect LAX Terminals 2 and 3 over the next seven years, as well as connect these terminals to the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
Erik Varwijk, executive vice president, commercial, Virgin Atlantic, said: “We have been flying between LA and London for over 25 years and this additional service will offer our customers even more choice in flight and connection times between these two fast-paced cities.
“All three flights on this route will be operated by our brand new Boeing 787-9 aircraft, giving our customers the most optimal Virgin Atlantic experience, including on-board Wi-Fi and power at every seat.
“Together with the increased connectivity as part of our joint venture with Delta, we’re able to offer our customers the best possible experience when flying between London and Los Angeles.”
The joint venture partnership between Virgin Atlantic and Delta continues to grow, allowing both airlines’ customers to benefit from a high-quality and complementary travel experience with customer service being a key priority.
Ranjan Goswami, Delta vice president sales West Region said: “Our joint venture continues to grow from strength to strength as we optimise our network, particularly across the West Coast of the United States where we see the demand growing among customers in the technology and entertainment industries.
“Co-locating our facilities in Los Angeles International Airport, Terminal 2 brings tangible benefits to our customers who can have peace of mind knowing that they’ll have a seamless connection between flights across the pond with Virgin Atlantic, or within the US through Delta.”