Delta is going to launch some extra competition and choice between Seattle and London, with the launch of a daily service from Seattle to London.
DL037 DEPART SEA 18:40 ARRIVE LHR 12:05+1 DL036 DEPART LHR 12:20 ARRIVE SEA 14:40 Operates Daily Commences: 29th March 2014 (USA), 30th March 2014 (UK) Booked Equipment: Boeing 767-300ER
Delta’s will being using a Boeing 767-300ER configured as:
– 35 Business Class Seats
– 32 “Economy Comfort” Seats
– 143 Economy class seats
According to Seatguru, this config matches this configuration: http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Delta_Airlines/Delta_Airlines_Boeing_767-300ER_I_Version_2.php
This will put Delta and its transatlantic codeshare friends for a 1 on 1 fight with British Airways who currently operate a Four Class Boeing 747-400 on this route (First, Club World (business class), World Traveller Plus (Premium economy) and World Traveller (economy)).
Interestingly, this route was operated before by an airline Delta brought – Northwest Airlines. The route had been canned some time ago after operating for one season.
Glen Hauenstein, Delta executive vice president – Marketing, Network Planning and Revenue Management state:
“Our international expansion in Seattle is possible because of our partnerships with Alaska Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Air France-KLM,”
“Together the airlines can provide customers in the Pacific Northwest with an unmatched global network and an industry-leading customer experience on the ground and in the air.”
Ticketing for the route opens on Saturday 27th July.
For those who need an alternate way – or those who don’t want to fly BA to Seattle, this will be a great alternative. Bear in mind Microsoft are based in the Seattle area, and Microsoft’s head office in the UK is in Reading – west of Heathrow, so it should be a nice corporate shuttle if Microsoft wishes to take up seats on the route…