It was only a little over a month ago that Delta Air Lines announced its plans to launch a direct route from London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare from Sunday 26 October 2014.
If there’s one long-haul route from London that is more coveted than any other, it has to be the London Heathrow to New York route.
In 2013, some 4.2 million passengers flew in both directions between London and New York. This is more than Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami combined.
Delta Air Lines is to launch a direct route from London Heathrow airport to Chicago O’Hare airport from Sunday 26 October 2014.
Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines have been busy putting the final touches to their transatlantic joint-venture which launches next year.
Schedules to Boston and New York have been tweaked. Delta launches a daily flight to Seattle on 29 March 2014 and a second daily flight to Detroit on 9 June 2014.
In the most significant move to date, Delta is relocating its services from London Heathrow to Boston, New York and Seattle from Heathrow Terminal 4 to Terminal 3 from 2 April 2014.
As expected following the launch of a transatlantic joint-venture between Delta Airlines and Virgin Atlantic, Delta has today announced that it is to operate a direct flight from London Heathrow to Seattle from 30 March 2014.
Delta continues its focus on growing its presence at London Heathrow having today, 23 April 2013, announced that it has purchased two pairs of take off and landing slots at Heathrow for $47m.
As expected, following Delta’s acquisition of a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic from Singapore Airlines, Delta and Virgin Atlantic have applied for anti-trust immunity for transatlantic flights from London Heathrow.
Delta will continue to operate a joint-venture with Air France-KLM for transatlantic flights to points beyond London Heathrow.