Delta Air Lines to launch new route from London Heathrow to Portland, Oregon from 26 May 2017

Delta Air Lines has announced it is to launch a new direct route from London Heathrow to Portland, Oregon from Friday 26 May 2017.

The route will operate four times a week on a summer seasonal basis to Portland International Airport using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft. The service will end in early October 2017.

Flights will operate from London Heathrow Terminal 3 (an earlier draft stated Terminal 4 before Delta consolidated all services at Terminal 3) and will be codeshared with Delta’s UK transatlantic joint-venture partner Virgin Atlantic.

This route will be the only direct flight between London and Portland.   Flights are on sale now at the websites of both Delta and Virgin Atlantic.

The flight time from London to Portland is approximately 11 hours.

This is also a route that had been a likely contender for a new direct service by British Airways with its Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Delta’s announcement may prompt a rethink on BA’s part.  BA may either launch this with a near daily year round service route, or choose another US city that is not already served from London.

London Heathrow – Portland

Flight DL37 / VS4002 Depart London Heathrow 12:30 – Arrive Portland 15:15 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)

Portland – London Heathrow

Flight DL36 / VS4001 Depart Portland 17:00 – Arrive London Heathrow 11:05 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)

Note that timings are approximate and precise timings may vary throughout the summer.

Delta Airlines to launch seasonal London Heathrow – Salt Lake City route from Sunday 1 May 2016

Delta Airlines continues its steady transatlantic growth at London Heathrow with the launch a new route to Salt Lake City in Utah from Sunday 1 May 2016.

The flight will initially operate on a summer seasonal basis. This will be the only direct flight from London Heathrow to Utah. Delta will also offer passengers connections to some 50 cities from Salt Lake City.

Flights will be operated with a Boeing 767-300 aircraft, with a two class (business & economy) service. Flights will depart from London Heathrow Terminal 4.

Flights are on sale now at Delta.com and Virgin Atlantic.com

Flight DL 51/VS 4019 – Depart London Heathrow 14:15 – Arrive Salt Lake City 18:07
Flight DL 50/VS 4020 – Depart Salt Lake City 20:10 – Arrive London Heathrow 13:30

Delta moves Atlanta and Seattle flights to London Heathrow Terminal 4

We’re not quite sure what has prompted this but the co-location of Delta and Virgin Atlantic flights in Terminal 3 has been partially reversed, with Delta’s daily flights to Atlanta and Seattle moved to London Heathrow Terminal 4.

As of today, the split of Delta operated flights at London Heathrow is:

London Heathrow Terminal 3

Boston
New York
Los Angeles

London Heathrow Terminal 4

Atlanta
Detroit
Minneapolis
Philadelphia (launches 8 April 2015)
Seattle

Delta Air Lines opens a new arrivals lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3

Delta Air Lines has today announced the opening of a new arrivals lounge for eligible passengers at London Heathrow Terminal 3.

This is a sign of Delta’s continued investment in the London Heathrow market.

The arrivals lounge is located in arrivals hall of Terminal 3.

Delta BusinessElite passengers and SkyMiles Diamond and Platinum Medallion members arriving from the United States have access to the lounge.

The lounge features 11 shower suites and clothes press and shoe shine services.

Breakfast includes Starbucks Coffee, fresh fruit, pastries, yoghurt and cereals and a prepared to order a la carte menu. Wi-Fi is available throughout the lounge, plus a business centre and a selection of the day’s newspapers.

The lounge is open from 6am to 2pm, daily.

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Delta Airlines adds to Heathrow presence with launch of London Heathrow – Philadelphia route

Delta Airlines continues to expand its presence at London Heathrow with the launch of a new route from the airport to Philadelphia on 8 April 2015, the airline confirmed today.

The flight will operate from Terminal 4, and be operated by a Boeing 757 aircraft in a two class (economy and business class) configuration.

The route will also be offered as a codeshare with its transatlantic joint-venture partner Virgin Atlantic.

Flight DL195 Depart London Heathrow 12:30 Arrive Philadelphia 16:00.
Flight DL194 Depart Philadelphia 19:04 Arrive London Heathrow 07:30.

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Virgin Atlantic adds London Heathrow – Atlanta and Delta adds London Heathrow – Los Angeles in Heathrow shuffle

We have to admit to being a little surprised by this news.

Virgin Atlantic and Delta, partners together in a relatively new transatlantic joint-venture, have announced that they will swap flights between London Heathrow and Los Angeles and Atlanta from 26 October 2014.

Delta will take over one of Virgin Atlantic’s twice daily London Heathrow – Los Angeles flights. Virgin Atlantic will take over one of Delta’s thrice daily London Heathrow – Atlanta flights.

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Delta suspends planned London Heathrow – Chicago O’Hare service

It was only a little over a month ago that Delta Airlines announced its plans to launch a direct route from London Heathrow airport to Chicago O’Hare airport from Sunday 26 October 2014.

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