Delta is building on its position as the leading global carrier in Boston and New York with the launch of two new international routes.
The airline is set to operate nonstop service from Boston’s Logan International Airport and New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport to London’s Gatwick Airport, beginning next summer in partnership with Virgin Atlantic.
London-Gatwick will be the eighth nonstop trans-Atlantic destination from Boston on Delta and its partners, in which together offer up to 13 daily flights between Boston and Europe.
In New York, the additional flight adds to Delta and Virgin’s combined eight daily flights to London-Heathrow – and three additional daily flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester – from Delta’s JFK hub.
Delta and its joint venture partners together offer their customers the most transatlantic flights and seats out of the northeast United States.
“Delta once again shows that we are able to connect Boston and New York to the world through an unmatched global network paired with our award-winning service, industry-leading reliability, and an enhanced customer experience both in the air and on the ground,” said Roberto Ioriatti, Delta’s vice president — Trans-Atlantic.
“These new services will offer even more ways for our customers on both sides of the Atlantic to experience the products and services that set Delta and its partners apart while traveling to the destinations they value most.”
“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,” said Juha Jarvinen, executive vice president — Commercial for Virgin Atlantic.
“Together, we offer customers an unrivalled choice of US destinations and the leading transatlantic service as well as one of our newest and most luxurious Clubhouses, located in Gatwick’s north terminal.
“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.”
Full Gatwick schedule details will be announced later this year. The London-area airport was the destination for Delta’s very first transatlantic flight more than 40 years ago, when service began from Atlanta.
Upgraded aircraft on flights to London-Heathrow from Boston and JFK
Delta is also enhancing its aircraft on all flights between London-Heathrow and both Boston and JFK.
Beginning this week, Delta flights between Boston and London-Heathrow will operate on an Airbus A330-200, which already serves Delta’s JFK-Heathrow flights and features additional premium seats.
In November 2019, the airline will introduce on these routes fully refurbished Boeing 767-400s, featuring a modern interior and all four branded seat products – including a more private Delta One experience, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin – to give customers greater choice when they travel.
Additional service to Paris, Tel Aviv and Amsterdam from JFK
In addition to the new Gatwick service, Delta’s existing transatlantic offerings also continue to grow.
The airline this summer will add a second daily flight from JFK to Tel Aviv and a second daily flight from JFK to Paris, along with a third daily frequency from JFK to Amsterdam that will begin in October 2019 and operate four times per week.
The Tel Aviv and Paris flights will be served by Airbus A330-300 aircraft; the Amsterdam service will operate on a Boeing 767-300ER.