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Delta expands Heathrow – Atlanta service and drops Gatwick

Delta Air Lines today announced an expansion of service fromLondonHeathrowAirport, the preferred airport for travellers flying between London and Atlanta.

Beginning the 18th April, Delta will operate a second daily flight between London Heathrow and its international gateway at Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The flight will be operated with a 246-seat Boeing 767-400ER aircraft, which offers offer 39 full 180-degree flat-bed seats in BusinessElite, as well as extensive in-flight entertainment, fine dining and wines, noise-cancelling headphones and other amenities.

Customers flying in Economy class also will have access to state-of-the-art personal entertainment system with thousands of choices, including Delta on Demand — an advanced, touch-screen digital entertainment system with up to 100 movies, HBO, an extensive music library with up to 4,100 songs, MP3s, and in-flight trivia.

The flight begins shortly before the opening of the new Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson, which will provide Delta’s international customers with a state-of-the-art facility at its leading global gateway.

“The expansion of our Heathrow-Atlanta service is a great way to celebrate the new international terminal in Atlanta, which will provide a world-class facility for our customers,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s senior vice president – Europe, Middle East and Africa.

“A second daily flight from Heathrow means our customers travelling to or through Atlanta will have increased choice with over 150 convenient connections to theU.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.”

 

In conjunction with the new service to Heathrow, Delta will be suspending its daily flight betweenLondonGatwickAirportandAtlanta.

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