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New Routes, More Choice Across the Atlantic with Delta and Virgin Atlantic

by Michael BeenerAugust 26, 2015

ATLANTA /PRNewswire/ — Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways will offer customers two new routes across the pond with the introduction of Delta’s nonstop service from Salt Lake City to London Heathrow and New York-JFK to Edinburgh, Scotland, beginning in May 2016.

The routes add to the value that the Delta-Virgin Atlantic joint venture provides customers through an aligned route network offering more frequencies, competitive fares and harmonized service. The Department of Transportation’s 2013 grant of anti-trust immunity to the Delta-Virgin joint venture makes this new service possible.

“For the second summer in a row, Delta will be launching new routes that give customers more options when flying between the United States and the U.K.,” said Nat Pieper, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Europe, Middle Eastand Africa. “Delta and Virgin Atlantic are committed to offering an extensive network on the trans-Atlantic, and our new flights from London and Edinburgh will offer more connections to destinations throughout the U.S. and beyond.”

Delta’s seasonal Salt Lake City to London Heathrow flights will operate as follows:

Flight Departs Arrives
DL50 / VS4020 Salt Lake City at 8:10 p.m. Heathrow at 1:10 p.m. (+1 day)
DL51 / VS4019 Heathrow at 2:15 p.m. Salt Lake City at 6:07 p.m.

Delta’s New York-JFK to Edinburgh flights will operate as follows:

Flight Departs Arrives
DL488 / VS4026 New York-JFK at 8:15 p.m. Edinburgh at 8:40 a.m. (+1 day)
DL489 / VS4027 Edinburgh at 10:30 a.m. New York-JFK at 1:01 p.m.

Starting May 1, 2016, Salt Lake City will be Delta’s eighth U.S. destination from Heathrow and the only nonstop service between London and the Mountain West. As the largest airline operating in Salt Lake City, Delta offers connections to more than 50 destinations throughout the Western U.S. and into Canada.

Daily nonstop service between New York-JFK and Edinburgh will begin on May 26, 2016, offering customers in the U.K. up to 60 convenient onward connections from JFK. Delta’s new service from Scotland’s capital city joins Virgin Atlantic’s three times weekly summer seasonal service from Glasgow to Orlando.

Passengers travelling in the Delta One cabin on both the Salt Lake City to Heathrow and New York-JFK toEdinburgh flights will enjoy full flat-bed seats and a range of personalized dining options. Additionally, all passengers will have access to on-demand in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the aircraft.

About The Author
Michael Beener
Michael Beener
Michael is the Editor-in-Chief of Go Jetting and Explorer Magazine. An avid traveler, Michael is out of the office more than in the office. Along with travel, he enjoys cycling, photography and the general outdoors.