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Delta Air Lines to launch second daily Heathrow – Atlanta flight

Delta Air Lines tomorrow launches its second daily flight from London Heathrow to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

The flight has been scheduled to increase customers travel options by offering additional connections to more than 150 destinations throughout the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.

The new daily service departs Heathrow at 9.45 a.m., arriving into Atlanta at 2.20 p.m.  From Atlanta, the return flight departs at 6.00 p.m. and arrives into Heathrow at 7.30 a.m. the next day.

“Heathrow is the preferred airport for business travellers flying between London and Atlanta, and with a second daily flight we are now offering more than 1000 flat-bed seats each week on this route,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s senior vice president – Europe, Middle East and Africa.

“Additionally with the opening of the new international terminal just weeks away, connecting passengers will soon benefit from a state-of-the-art facility offering smoother transfers to hundreds of destinations.”

Delta’s second daily Atlanta flight will be operated using a 246-seat Boeing 767-400ER aircraft, offering 39 full 180-degree flat-bed seats in BusinessElite and 28 seats in Economy Comfort – Delta’s premium economy cabin product.  Customers flying in BusinessElite benefit from extensive in-flight entertainment, fine dining and wines, noise-cancelling headsets and other amenities.  Delta offers nearly 5,500 flat-bed seats between London Heathrow and the U.S. every week.

Customers flying in Economy Comfort benefit from up to four additional inches of legroom for 35 full inches of seat pitch and 50 percent more recline. In addition to more leg room and recline, customers seated in Economy Comfort enjoy priority boarding and complimentary spirits throughout the flight.

These benefits are in addition to Delta’s standard international Economy class amenities, including complimentary meals, beer, wine, entertainment, blankets and pillows.

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