Virgin Atlantic is appearing to double its operations between London Heathrow and Atlanta, with two services a day to operate between Virgin Atlantic’s UK hub in London and the Delta fortress in Atlanta.
The timings for this service are below:
London Heathrow to Atlanta
VS103 DEPART LHR 09:30 ARRIVE ATL 14:05 VS115 DEPART LHR 11:35 ARRIVE ATL 16:00 Commences 29th March 2015 Operates Daily Booked Equipment: Airbus A330 - 3 Class
Atlanta to London Heathrow
VS104 DEPART ATL 18:15 ARRIVE LHR 07:40+1 VS116 DEPART ATL 20:30 ARRIVE LHR 09:50+1 Commences 29th March 2015 Operates Daily Booked Equipment: Airbus A330 - 3 Class Data Airlineroute
This in an interesting move, as this will double the amount of capacity that Virgin operates to Atlanta – which will feed into the Delta network. If a Delta service is to be scarified between the two cities – I’ve yet to work out from the timetables.
This will lead to four flights a day (combined with the Delta operation), with Virgin Atlantic operating two, Delta operating two
The flights are loaded for booking according to Virgin Atlantic’s website.
Virgin Atlantic configure their A330-300s in three class configuration on this route, made up of:
- 33 Upper Class Suites in 1-2-1 configuration with direct access to the aisle.
- 48 Premium Economy Seats in 2-3-2 configuration
- 185 Economy Seats in 2-4-2 configuration
It’s a choice of facilities for passengers who can choose between the Delta product or Virgin Atlantic product, with times to suit them best.
However, I can’t help but feel this extra service that’s been added has been done from a commercial point… with someone pushing Virgin Atlantic to add a second service. To go from none to two services a day before a route is opened is either boisterous or very carefully planned…
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