Transatlantic partners Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic are to both operate from a single terminal at Heathrow from next month.
The US carrier’s Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia flights will move from Terminal 4 to Terminal 3.
The change is to take place by September 14 with the transferred services joining Delta’s New York-JFK, Boston and Seattle flights that already operate from Terminal 3.
Delta will run a total of 11 daily flights to eight US cities non-stop from Terminal 3.
The two airlines’ summer schedule includes up to 40 daily transatlantic flights, of which, 28 operate between Heathrow and the US.
Delta Europe, Middle East and Africa vice president, Nat Pieper, said: “Our joint venture with Virgin Atlantic is all about making it easy for our customers to connect between our airlines and having our Heathrow service under one roof is crucial to delivering a synched-up, more convenient service.
“This enhances the travel experience for customers flying from Heathrow, one of the world’s most important international gateways, and marks a major milestone in our joint venture.”
Erik Varwijk, Virgin Atlantic’s executive vice president, commercial, added: “Once the switch goes ahead, our customers can enjoy an even more seamless experience flying from or through London.
“Whether they’re flying Virgin Atlantic or Delta, they’ll benefit from world-class service from the most punctual transatlantic operators at Heathrow, and one of the world’s best airport experiences.”
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