Delta, Virgin Atlantic to start new services from London Gatwick

Delta Airbus A330
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Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic have announced two new routes between London Gatwick Airport and the US east-coast, due to start in 2020. The two airlines plan to operate new services from London Gatwick to Boston Logan and New York JFK airport as part of their strategic transatlantic partnership.

Full schedule and fare information for the new routes will be announced later this year, the carriers stated.

Virgin Atlantic is pleased to announce that we’re expanding at London Gatwick, with the addition of new routes to New York-JFK and Boston operated in partnership with Delta. Together we offer customers an unrivalled choice of U.S. destinations […]. The new routes to New York and Boston will go on sale later this year and will complement the wide range of Caribbean and Florida flights already offered at London-Gatwick.Juha Jarvinen, Executive Vice President Commercial for Virgin Atlantic

London Gatwick will be the eighth non-stop transatlantic destination from Boston to be operated by Delta and its partners, who together offer up to 13 daily flights between Boston and Europe.

In 2014, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic launched a transatlantic joint venture partnership. Four years later, Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic signed an agreement to combine the existing transatlantic joint ventures.

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