April 10, 2019
Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are to their grow at London Gatwick Airport – with the introduction of two new routes to be operated by Delta to Boston Logan and New York JFK from summer 2020.
With the introduction of two new East Coast services, the transatlantic partnership will offer up to 18 daily flights between the UK and Boston and JFK.
The Boston and New York flights will operate from the North terminal. They 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.
Virgin Atlantic executive vice president for commercial, Juha Jarvinen said: “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’s vice president transatlantic, Roberto Ioriatti said: “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.”
Virgin Atlantic recently announced two brand new routes from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv, Israel and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Flights to Tel Aviv launch on 25 September 2019, and flights to Sao Paulo are set to launch in 2020.
Delta recently announced plans to enhance its aircraft on all flights between London-Heathrow and both Boston and JFK. Beginning this week, Delta flights between Boston and London-Heathrow will operate on an Airbus A330-200, which already serves Delta’s JFK-Heathrow flights and features additional premium seats.