Delta Air Lines is going to get a bit more comfortable with Virgin Atlantic, as Delta moves all its London Heathrow departures from Terminal 4 to Terminal 3
Services will switch over to Terminal 3 exclusively from the 14th September.
Currently, flights to Boston, New York-JFK and Seattle currently operate from Heathrow Terminal 3. Services to Atlanta, Philadelphia, Detroit, Minneapolis and Salt Lake City will join them.
Nat Pieper, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Europe, Middle East and Africa states:
“Our joint venture with Virgin Atlantic is all about making it easy for our customers to connect between our airlines and having our Heathrow service under one roof is crucial to delivering a synched-up, more convenient service.
This enhances the travel experience for customers flying from Heathrow, one of the world’s most important international gateways, and marks a major milestone in our joint venture.”
From a passenger perspective who are arriving or departing, you should actually find it a lot easier to get to – with Terminal 3 in the Central Terminal Area, with good road, bus underground and Heathrow Express/Connect connections.
In addition, there is one of the holy grail of lounges – the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Heathrow Terminal 3.
However, in moving to Terminal 3 to co-locate with Virgin Atlantic, Delta will be abandoning its fellow SkyTeam members who are located in Terminal 4.
For those transferring at Heathrow to SkyTeam flights (or transferring from Terminal 4 to Terminal 3 to catch Virgin Atlantic/Delta flights) – build in extra time into your itinerary to get across the runway to Terminal 4.
As usual, check your bookings and timetables to see if you are affected.
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