Delta and Virgin Atlantic are together the second largest long-haul airline at London Heathrow. Since Delta acquired a 49% share in Virgin Atlantic, the two airlines have formed a transatlantic joint-venture to compete against American Airlines and British Airways.
This has prompted Virgin Atlantic to radically reshape its long-haul network.
It has suspended flights to Cape Town, Mumbai, Tokyo Narita and Vancouver.
Virgin has also announced the suspension of its “Little Red” domestic flights to Manchester, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Virgin Atlantic has added Atlanta and Detroit to its route network as well as additional flights to New York, Miami and San Francisco.
By far the biggest battleground between Delta & Virgin and American Airlines and British Airways is the London – New York route where Delta and Virgin have up to nine daily flights.