Virgin and Delta announce new East Coast flights
Virgin Atlantic and Delta are to launch flights from London Gatwick to Boston and New York JFK from summer 2020.
The new routes will give the two carriers up to 18 daily flights between the UK and Boston and JFK.
Full schedule and fare information will be announced later this year.
The East Coast flights will complement Virgin Atlantic’s existing network from Gatwick to Florida and the Caribbean, where it currently operate up to 33 flights per week to eight destinations.
The new flights will see Delta return to London Gatwick for the first time in eight years. The airport was the destination for Delta’s first transatlantic flight more than 40 years ago, when services began from Atlanta.
Virgin Atlantic also recently announced two brand new routes from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv, Israel and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Flights to Tel Aviv launch on September 25 this year, and flights to Sao Paulo are set to launch in 2020.
Delta recently announced plans to enhance its aircraft on all flights between London Heathrow and both Boston and JFK. Starting this week, Delta flights between Boston and Heathrow will operate on an Airbus A330-200, which already serves Delta’s JFK-Heathrow flights and features additional premium seats.
source: Travel Mole