Delta Announces 2 New Routes From London Gatwick

Delta Air Lines has announced two new routes from London Gatwick (LGW). Starting in the summer of 2020, the airline will provide nonstop service from Gatwick Airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Both new routes will be offered in partnership with Virgin Atlantic.

London Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport is the second-busiest airport in the UK. Photo: Gatwick Airport.

Delta Air Lines’ new routes

After the addition of the two new routes, Delta and Virgin Atlantic will offer up to 18 daily flights between the UK and Boston and New York. Delta’s Vice President, Roberto Ioriatti, stated that,

“These new services will offer even more ways for [the airline’s] customers on both sides of the Atlantic to experience the products and services that set Delta and its partners apart while traveling to the destinations they value most.”

Delta Air Lines’ and its partner airlines offer as many as 13 daily transatlantic flights from Boston. As a matter of fact, Gatwick will be their eighth nonstop European destination from Boston Logan. Delta and Virgin Atlantic already operate 11 daily flights from New York JFK to the UK, with eight flights to London Heathrow (LHR) and three additional daily flights to Manchester (MAN), Edinburgh (EDI), and Glasgow (GLA).

Delta Aircraft at JFK
JFK is one of Delta Air Lines’ hubs. Photo: Wikimedia.

Interestingly, London Gatwick was the destination of Delta’s first transatlantic flight over 40 years ago. Back then, the airline flew from Atlanta to Gatwick.

Modernized Boeing 767-400 aircraft

In addition to its new Gatwick flights, Delta also announced the deployment of newly refurbished Boeing 767-400s on some routes.

Starting as soon as this week, the airline will begin operating its flights between London Heathrow and Boston and JFK on Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Starting in  November of this year, Delta will use the Boeing 767-400s on these flights.

Delta Boeing 767-400
Delta is in the process of refurbishing its Boeing 767-400 aircraft. Photo: Wikimedia.

What can we expect from the modernized Boeing 767-400s? According to Delta, the aircraft will feature a modern interior and all four seat options, Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin. There will also be additional amenities for passengers, including memory foam cushions, LED ambient lighting and a new wireless inflight entertainment system with seat-back screens.

Additional new service

Delta Air Lines will also add more flights on some existing transatlantic routes. As a matter of fact, there will be a second daily flight between JFK and Tel Aviv and JFK and Paris starting this summer. These flights will be operated on an Airbus A330-300. Furthermore, there will be a third flight between JFK and Amsterdam four times a week starting in October. These flights will be operated on a Boeing 767-300ER.

Are you looking forward to Delta Air Lines’ new routes from London Gatwick?