In an interesting turn, Virgin Atlantic will be taking over the full operation of the Manchester to New York route from Delta, with the airline operating the full timetable from October onwards.
Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-300 taxing at London Heathrow Airport – taken from the Heathrow Control Tower , Image – Economy Class and Beyond
Virgin Atlantic will operate the service in a four-day a week service from 29th October 2017, through to 13th January 2018
VS127 DEPART MAN 10:35 ARRIVE JFK 13:15 Tuesdays Thursdays Fridays and Sundays VS128 DEPART JFK 19:30 ARRIVE MAN 07:00+1 Tuesdays Thursdays Fridays and Sundays Operates 29th October through 13th January 2018 Booked Equipment: Airbus A330-300
Between 14th January 2018 and 22nd March 2018 (end of IATA Winter timetable), the airline will switch to a 3 times a week service, based on the following timetable:
VS127 DEPART MAN 10:35 ARRIVE JFK 13:15 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays VS128 DEPART JFK 19:30 ARRIVE MAN 07:00+1 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays Commences: 14th January 2018 Booked Equipment: Airbus A330-300 Data: Airlineroute
According to Airlineroute, Delta will drop its operation to allow Virgin Atlantic to operate their venture between Manchester and New York JFK. Delta as we know own 49% of Virgin Atlantic, and also has a Joint Business Agreement with the airline to operate transatlantic operations.
For those who want to fly Team Red across the pond, a constant operation is welcome to see on a transatlantic route.
Dread the thought – if it starts pulling in passengers, maybe another British airline might abandon its London Airways policy and start flying transatlantic from the regions.
Although there would have to be serious incentive for them to fly.
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