Delta Airlines and Virgin Atlantic have announced plans to work with one another in a bid to optimise their customer experience, particularly for business travellers.
The Airlines plan to share a hanger at London Heathrow’s Terminal 3 and have scheduled their flights around one another, to provide a wider choice of travelling times for their customers looking to cross the Atlantic. This new flight schedule is set to begin on March 30 of next year, usatoday.com reports.
The airlines will serve a wide range of the US, with services running from the London airport to New York, Boston and Seattle.
As part of the collaboration, business class customers of Delta airlines will also be granted access to the award winning Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse.
As part of appealing to business travellers, both airlines also provide their business class travellers with forward facing fully flat-bed seats, all with direct aisle access on every flight.
Delta’s president, Ed Bastian, told traveldailynews.com that a key reason for the joint venture was to create more choice and convenient schedules for the customers, particularly business travellers.
Mr Bastian said: “With our Seattle service, Delta will add its sixth nonstop destination between London and the United States. Combined the Delta-Virgin partnership now offers our customers 33 daily nonstop flights across the Atlantic.”