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A smarter partnership

Virgin Atlantic and Delta cabin crew

Redefining transatlantic travel

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines have partnered to bring you an exciting new world of possibilities!

Our new partnership is a meeting of minds. Together we’ll deliver a partnership with more flexibility, more destination choices, and a flying experience that won’t disappoint.

The details of our codeshare agreement, also coincides with Delta acquiring a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic Airways, offering you easy connections to London and beyond from 68 new North American gateways.   Plus, Flying Club members can now earn and spend miles on Delta flights to anywhere in the world. So, with their list of more than 300 destinations including all around the US, Latin America and Asia, the world is now seriously your oyster.

We also welcome the decision by the US DOT, to approve the joint venture between both airlines by granting antitrust immunity, on routes between North America and the UK.  Reaching this exciting milestone means, we can offer more convenient, aligned schedules and a much broader network to our passengers.

Exciting new service updates

We're happy to announce our new direct flights from New York (JFK) to Edinburgh and Salt Lake City to London in partnership with Delta. Flights go on sale August 29, 2015. Services from Salt Lake City to London begin May 2, 2016, while the New York to Edinburgh service starts on May 27, 2016.

New Direct Service Launches

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Operated by: Flight: Origin city: Destination City:
Delta VS4027 Edinburgh New York (JFK)

Delta VS4026 New York (JFK) Edinburgh

Delta VS4019 London Heathrow Salt Lake City

Delta VS4020 Salt Lake City London Heathrow

Intuitive, personal service

We look after you as individuals: hospitality is part of the culture of both of our airlines.

The latest and greatest entertainment

The best movies and TV, not just the biggest. Plus fascinating speakers and TED talks to explore.

Innovative ways to begin and end your journey

Luxurious, innovative pre and post flight lounges and transfer options designed to inspire and refresh. All Virgin Atlantic and Delta flights now depart from Heathrow Terminal 3, ensuring your journey is more convenient and seamless than ever before.

Rewarding mutual loyalty programmes

You can earn and spend frequent flyer miles on any Virgin Atlantic or Delta flight worldwide, whichever programme you belong to. And enjoy reciprocal access to both airline’s lounges at certain membership levels.

Flight schedule - London to New York

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Operated by: Departure Airport: Departure Time: Arrival Airport: Arrival Time:
Virgin Atlantic LHR 09:15 JFK 11:50
Delta LHR 10:30 JFK 13:30
Delta LHR 11:30 JFK 14:30
Virgin Atlantic LHR 12.30 JFK 15:25
Virgin Atlantic LHR 14:00 JFK 16:40
Virgin Atlantic LHR 16:05 JFK 18:55
Delta LHR 17:30 JFK 20:25
Virgin Atlantic LHR 20:05 JFK 23:00
Virgin Atlantic LHR 09:45 EWR 12:25
Virgin Atlantic LHR 20:30 EWR 23:20

Flight schedule - New York to London

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Operated by: Departure Airport: Departure Time: Arrival Airport: Arrival Time:
Virgin Atlantic JFK 07:40 LHR 19:40
Virgin Atlantic JFK 18:30 LHR 06:50*
Delta JFK 19:00 LHR 07:20*
Virgin Atlantic JFK 19:30 LHR 07:50*
Delta JFK 20:30 LHR 08:45*
Virgin Atlantic JFK 21:30 LHR 09:25*
Delta JFK 22:30 LHR 10:40*
Virgin Atlantic EWR 07:15 LHR 19:15
Virgin Atlantic EWR 19:30 LHR 07:30*

* Arrives the following day.

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Onward connections that open up America

Our partnership opens up over 200 destinations in North America including Indianapolis, Columbus, Seattle and San Diego, as well as connections to Canada and the Caribbean. Great for creating multi-destination holidays. And our combined schedules on popular routes make holiday planning easy.

Destinations we can connect you to

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Direct connections

Need to get to Atlanta, Detroit or Minneapolis? You can now buy direct Delta flights to these cities via London through our website, and you’ll earn Flying Club miles all the way.  You can now also fly direct to Atlanta with Virgin Atlantic.

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Seamless service

You can book your entire itinerary with one ticket, and your bags will be checked through to your final destination.

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Flying Club benefits

You'll earn Flying Club miles on any Delta flight, making it even easier to redeem awards. If you’re flying Upper Class you have access to Delta Sky Priority services and Sky Clubs when connecting from or to a Virgin Atlantic flight.***


* Please note that while Virgin Atlantic carries sports equipment (except canoes/kayaks) free of charge, you need to pay in advance to take it onto any onwards Delta connection. You check it in at the start, right through to your final destination.

** Delta’s 757 aircraft flying the London Heathrow-Philadelphia and Manchester-New York routes does not have direct aisle access.

***Upper Class passengers will only be entitled to Delta Sky Priority® benefits and use of the Delta Sky Clubs® if they are travelling in First or Delta One™ classes on the Delta operated flight.

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Route Map

Opening up America

Our partnership with Delta means we can connect you to over 200 destinations across the United States.

See our joint venture network map (190KB PDF)

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More about our partnership

Find out more about our partnership with Delta and how this benefits you.

More about Delta (opens in a new window)

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Children must be aged 2-11 on the date of their flight.


Infants don't get their own seat on the plane - they'll need the comfort of your lap.

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Joint venture FAQs

Read our dedicated FAQs for more information about our joint venture with Delta.