Delta and Virgin to launch new flights between U.K and the U.S
Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic are inching closer to launching a new shuttle service between the United Kingdom and the United States. Both these airlines have gained the antitrust immunity from the Department of transportation (DOT). This approval will pave way for the airlines’ joint venture to ply between the two countries.
Both the airlines are preparing new schedules for flights between New York and London predominantly for business travelers. As per the itinerary, passengers can book business class tickets on nine daily direct flights beginning March 30, 2014. Bookings for these flights will commence on October 5, 2013.
The airlines from JFK to LHR will have one flight depart every half an hour during early evening peak hours. Later one flight will depart every single hour until 10:30 pm.
Both the airlines have pledged to coordinate and chalk out a plan to offer these flights to customers without any hassles. Together the two airlines will offer 32 daily nonstop flights between the two counties. Of these 32 flights, 24 will fly between London Heathrow and U.S. cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Washington.
Delta has its headquarter in Atlanta, Georgia while Virgin Atlantic operates out of its headquarters in Crawley, West Sussex, England.