Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines announced plans to grow service between London Gatwick (LGW) and Boston (LGA) and New York (JFK). The service goes into effect next year and puts the partnership’s services at 18 daily flights between the United Kingdom and the two East Coast destinations.
The flights operate from Gatwick’s North Terminal, where Virgin Atlantic recently debuted a new check-in area, Clubhouse and V-Room. The new flights mark Delta’s return to London Gatwick after eight years of no service, though it was the destination for the airline’s first trans-Atlantic flight from Atlanta (ATL) more than 40 years ago.
“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,” said Juha Jarvinen, executive vice president, commercial, Virgin Atlantic. “Together we offer customers an unrivaled choice of U.S. destinations and the leading trans-Atlantic 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.”
“Delta once again shows that we are able to connect Boston and New York to the world through an unmatched global network paired with our award-winning service, industry-leading reliability, and an enhanced customer experience both in the air and on the ground,” added Roberto Ioriatti, vice president, trans-Atlantic, Delta Air Lines. “These new services will offer even more ways for our customers on both sides of the Atlantic to experience the products and services that set Delta and its partners apart while traveling to the destinations they value most.”
The announcement follows Virgin Atlantic’s other newly announced routes between London (LHR) and both Tel Aviv (TLV) and São Paulo (GRU). The former route launches later in the year, while the latter launches in 2020.
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