Delta adds more U.K. flights

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Delta Air Lines has made this announcement:

  • Delta to restart Seattle/Tacoma and Detroit service to London Heathrow in October, adds more New York-JFK flights.
  • U.K. welcoming fully vaccinated Americans without any quarantine requirement.
  • Delta’s FlyReady tool takes the guesswork out of travel between the U.S. and London.

Delta is ramping up service across the pond to nearly 30 weekly flights this fall, as the global gateway between the United States and United Kingdom reopened to fully vaccinated U.S. residents without quarantine Aug. 2.

Customers can choose nonstop service to London Heathrow (LHR) via four U.S. hubs as Delta restarts three-times-weekly service from Seattle/Tacoma (SEA) Oct. 7, and four-times-weekly service from Detroit (DTW) Oct. 11. Additionally, New York-JFK flights will double to twice a day beginning Oct. 6. Customers can also continue flying daily from Atlanta (ATL).

With Delta’s joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic, customers can also seamlessly connect to LHR with over 30 flights from Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX) and Miami (MIA), as well as ATL and JFK. Today, the airlines offer a combined 43 weekly flights, operated in conjunction with KLM and Air France.

The U.S.-U.K. corridor is critical to international travel and commerce with 22 million people and 900,000 tons of cargo flown between the two countries in 2019.

To travel to London, customers will need to:

  • Provide both proof of vaccination and a negative test (PCR, LAMP or antigen) taken within three days of departure.
  • Take a PCR test on or before two days after arrival.

To re-enter the U.S., customers must provide proof of a negative test within three days of departure.