9 OCTOBER 2017
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More seats on routes to the US from next year, with larger aircraft and Virgin Atlantic taking over one of Delta Air Lines’ Heathrow – New York frequencies, are features of the two carriers’ updated summer 2018 schedules to optimise their joint network.
From 24 March, Delta will introduce the wi-fi-equipped Airbus A330 with 34 fully flat-bed seats in the Delta One cabin on its flights between Heathrow and New York JFK, Atlanta and Detroit, increasing the number of seats on offer on these routes.
In addition, the two airlines will operate eight daily services between Heathrow and JFK – six by Virgin Atlantic and two by Delta – in a move that brings the partnership’s summer 2018 offering to 37 peak daily non-stop flights between the US and the UK.
Meanwhile, Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will have 40,000 more seats available to book in 2018 on flights from Manchester Airport. Services to JFK and Atlanta will be operated by both the A330 and the Boeing B747, the biggest aircraft in the airline’s fleet.
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