Delta Air Lines will add two transatlantic routes next year to buttress its joint venture with Virgin Atlantic Airways.
From May 1, 2016, Delta will launch seasonal, daily service between Salt Lake City and London Heathrow. From May 26, 2016, the carrier will start operating daily, year-round flights between New York JFK and Edinburgh.
Delta SVP-Europe, Middle East and Africa Nat Pieper said in a statement, “Delta and Virgin Atlantic are committed to offering an extensive network on the transatlantic, and our new flights from London and Edinburgh will offer more connections to destinations throughout the US and beyond.”
Virgin Atlantic’s code will be added to the flights on both routes.
Delta owns 49% of Virgin Atlantic and the two carriers have been operating an antitrust-immunized transatlantic joint venture since March 2014.