Delta joins Virgin Atlantic in Terminal 3

US carrier Delta Airlines has affirmed its partnership with Virgin Atlantic by today (April 2) moving key business flights from its Terminal 4 base to operate alongside the British airline in Terminal 3.

Prominent Delta routes such as London-JFK, London-Boston, together with the new London-Seattle service have all been moved across the airport to Terminal 3. Both airlines have also created a joint summer schedule which offers 32 daily non-stop flights between North America & the UK. Of these, 25 will operate between Heathrow & a number of US cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta and Washington.

Craig Kreeger, Chief Executive of Virgin Atlantic, said: “Today marks another important step in our joint venture with Delta. We’re really pleased to welcome Delta customers into our home at Terminal 3 to enjoy a shared experience of our award-winning Clubhouses and industry-envied customer service. Virgin Atlantic prides itself on seamless journeys for our customers and we can now extend that to Delta’s New York, Boston and Seattle customers through an enhanced flying schedule and smoother connections. Couple these factors with our on board experiences and we’re confident our joint venture is the best trans-Atlantic offering in the marketplace.”

“From the outset of our partnership with Virgin Atlantic we have been committed to putting the customer first and creating more competition on trans-Atlantic routes,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s president. “The co-location of our key business flights with Virgin Atlantic at Heathrow is another step forward in delivering against these commitments. Together we are offering new routes and more flights this summer and making a real difference for customers.”