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Virgin & Delta to co-locate at Heathrow T3.

From 14th September 2016 all Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines flights from London Heathrow will arrive and depart from Terminal 3 (T3).

Delta will transfer its Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia flights from Terminal 4 to join its services to New York-JFK, Boston and Seattle that already operate from Terminal 3. In total, Delta will operate 11 daily flights to eight US cities nonstop from Terminal 3.

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Virgin / Delta Offer Extra Comfort.

Virgin Atlantic passengers can now benefit from the airline’s ever closer ties with its Transatlantic partner Delta Airlines.

Virgin’s Premium Economy passengers will now enjoy Delta Comfort+ when connecting to an onward US domestic flight. This will be an automatic enhancement at the time of booking.

Delta Comfort+ offers lots of benefits like more legroom, premium meal service, access to Sky Priority® boarding and dedicated overhead bin space.

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Virgin Atlantic Upgrade Offer.

Valid from now until 14th June 2016, Virgin Atlantic is offering customers who purchase a Premium Economy ticket the chance to upgrade to Upper Class free-of-charge. This will also enable travellers the opportunity to try, if they haven’t before, Virgin’s Upper Class Wing at Heathrow and their Clubhouses.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss the offer in more detail and the chance to fly Upper Class!

Gatwick Airport Update.

Gatwick Airport is open and operating normally today (Tuesday 30th December), however, there are some knock-on delays and cancellations due to yesterday’s incident involving the Virgin Atlantic flight to Las Vegas. Please ensure that you check in online for your flight for the latest news and updates.

Delta & Virgin to co-locate at Heathrow.

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines have announced plans to align their services at London Heathrow airport, as their transatlantic joint venture gets ready for take off.

The two airlines have revealed details of their new combined schedule which will start on 30th March 2014. Among the changes, Delta will move flights on its key business routes (New York JFK, Boston and Seattle) to Heathrow’s Terminal 3, in order to co-locate with Virgin Atlantic from 2nd April. All of Delta Air Lines’ flights are currently based at Terminal 4.

Craig Kreeger, Virgin Atlantic’s CEO, said: “We already co-locate together at New York’s JFK airport and moving some of Delta’s key business flights to join Virgin Atlantic at Heathrow’s Terminal 3 will enhance convenience and reduce connection times.

As part of the move, all business class passengers with both carriers will be given access to Virgin’s Clubhouse lounge in Terminal 3.

Delta is to also operate a second daily service between Heathrow and Detroit from 2nd June 2 2014, alongside its recently announced Heathrow-Seattle route, which is due to launch later this month on 30th March.

 

Delta completes purchase of Virgin Atlantic stake.

Delta Air Lines has completed its purchase of a 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic, after being given clearance by both the US and European regulators last week.

The two airlines have also announced that they will begin selling each other’s flights across their networks from 29th June, as well as codesharing from 3rd July. Delta will be putting its two letter code (DL) on 17 Virgin Atlantic flights, including routes from the UK to the US, as well as Virgin’s new Little Red UK domestic services.

The deal will enable Virgin to do likewise, and  place its code (VS) on 91 Delta routes covering both transatlantic and US domestic services.

It is worth noting at this stage that Virgin Atlantic flies out of Heathrow Terminal 3 and Delta from Terminal 4 – don’t get caught out once both airlines commence code sharing each others flights!