Delta Celebrates 40 Years in the U.K.
It’s 40 years since Delta’s very first flight to London Gatwick flew from New Orleans via Atlanta using a Lockheed L-1011-200 TriStar aircraft.
In May 1978, flares, platforms and perms were in, Boney M topped the charts and nobody could have predicted how air travel would change over the decades.
Fast forward to 2018 and Delta has transformed the travel experience, offering customers a wide range of onboard amenities and a vast global network from the U.K.
Greater choice to the U.S. and beyond this summer
Nonstop flights to 7 U.S. cities from Heathrow: Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York-JFK, Minneapolis, Portland and Salt Lake City
Edinburgh and Glasgow nonstop daily to New York-JFK
200+ destinations across the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean via Delta’s U.S. hubs.
An exciting partnership
Together with joint venture partner, Virgin Atlantic, Delta offers up to 28 daily U.S. flights from London Heathrow
The combined schedule offers flights to North America from regional airports including Manchester, Belfast, Gatwick, Edinburgh and Glasgow
Delta One customers enjoy access to the Upper Class Wing and the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Heathrow’s Terminal 3
On board perks
All Delta flights from the U.K. offer:
Fully-flat bed seats with individual aisle access in the Delta One® cabin
1000+ hours of Delta Studio® entertainment at every seat featuring movies, TV, games and music
Complimentary meals and snacks in Main Cabin plus soft drinks, beers, wines, spirits and Prosecco
Free mobile messaging via iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger
Access to high-speed Wi-Fi
- Amenity kits with all the essentials for a comfortable journey on board