Virgin Atlantic is to fly to Seattle from 26 March 2017.
Flights will be operated from London Heathrow Terminal 3 to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport using a Boeing 787-900 aircraft offering economy, premium economy and Upper Class cabins.
Strictly speaking, this is not a new route as Virgin is merely replacing its transatlantic joint-venture partner Delta on this route.
In turn, Delta will also replace Virgin Atlantic on one of the daily frequencies it operates from London Heathrow to Atlanta and Detroit.
Full details of the aircraft swaps, which also include changes to services from Manchester, are contained in this Delta press release.
Delta has also today announced that it is to fly from London Heathrow to Portland, Oregon from 26 May 2017.
London Heathrow – Seattle
Flight VS105 Depart London Heathrow 11:00 – Arrive Seattle 13:20
Seattle – London Heathrow
Flight VS106 Depart Seattle 19:10 – Arrive London Heathrow 13:00