Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic have updated their respective summer 2018 schedules in a move that the partners say will optimise their joint network between the US and UK.

From March 24 2018, Delta will introduce the Airbus A330 on its JFK, Atlanta and Detroit routes to Heathrow. The aircraft are equipped with wifi and feature 34 fully flat-bed seats in the Delta One cabin. Delta says use of the planes will increase the number of seats on offer on these routes.

In addition, the two airlines will operate eight daily services between JFK and Heathrow – six by Virgin Atlantic and two by Delta. The move brings the partnership’s summer 2018 offering to 37 peak daily non-stop flights between the US and the UK.

Meanwhile, Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will have 40,000 more seats available to book in 2018 on flights from Manchester airport. Services to JFK and Atlanta will be operated by both the A330 and the Boeing 747, the biggest aircraft in the airline’s fleet.

virginatlantic.com, delta.com

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