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Delta and Virgin Atlantic this weekend add to their trans-Atlantic joint venture with two swapped flights

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) and Virgin Atlantic Airways (London) this weekend are marking the launch of their new services between London (Heathrow) and Los Angeles and London-Heathrow and Atlanta respectively.

The new routes are the first transfer of operations between the two airlines since the launch of their joint venture earlier this year and will offer more choice and flexibility for both airlines’ customers on these key routes across the Atlantic.

From Sunday, Delta will be flying nonstop from London to California for the first time with one of two daily Heathrow-Los Angeles flights previously operated by Virgin Atlantic. The route is Delta’s seventh nonstop destination between London and the United States. Virgin Atlantic, meanwhile, is operating its first ever flights into the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, having taken over one of Delta’s three daily services, and is now able to offer more than 100 additional international and domestic connections to its customers at Delta’s hub airport.

Delta and Virgin Atlantic will operate their Los Angeles and Atlanta services at Heathrow Terminal 3. This co-location adds to the New York-JFK, Boston and Seattle/Tacoma joint venture flights, which already operate from Terminal 3. This provides convenient connections and a seamless customer experience for passengers of both airlines, including access to Virgin Atlantic’s award winning Clubhouse for all business class passengers. Both carriers also offer full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access on all business class flights between the U.K and U.S..

Virgin Atlantic expects to fly around 160,000 passengers annually to Atlanta and beyond on its new service providing convenient connections to Delta flights across the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. Virgin Atlantic has recently announced plans to add a second daily seasonal flight to Atlanta in summer 2015 as part of a package of investment into North American routes that will see the total number of peak day flights operated by the joint venture at 37 from March.

Since the start of the Delta and Virgin Atlantic trans-Atlantic joint venture, 3.5 million passengers have experienced the benefits of the partnership. The two airlines also have a codeshare agreement in place, maximizing the customer appeal of the joint schedule. The partnership enables the airlines to offer more flight choices for travellers on both sides of the Atlantic by improving their travel options.

Top Copyright Photo: Delta will operate the Boeing 767-300 ER on the LHR-LAX route. Delta’s Boeing 767-332 ER N16065 (msn 30199) now carries special “Andrew Young – Atlanta ‘s Ambassador to the World” markings by the nose saluting the diplomatic career of Atlanta native Andrew Young.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Virgin Atlantic will operate the Airbus A330-300 on the LHR-ATL route. Airbus A330-343 G-VUFO (msn 1352) climbs away from the runway at London’s Heathrow Airport.

Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-332 N182DN returns to Madrid with a missing wing panel, runs off the side of the runway

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) flight DL 415 departed Madrid (Barajas) bound for New York (JFK) yesterday (December 4) with the pictured Boeing 767-332 ER N182DN (msn 25987). The flight was involved in an incident. According to Aviation Safety Network, the crew elected to return to MAD after reporting it blew a tire on takeoff. Pictures taken from the plane show a missing wing panel on the top of the right wing.

On landing the aircraft veered to the left and ended up off the side of runway 18R-36L in the grass.

Read the full report with photos from Foroaviones.com: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-332 ER N182DN (msn 25987) taxies at Milan (Malpensa).

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Delta to launch flights between Seattle/Tacoma and London Heathrow on March 29, 2014

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) is planning to launch nonstop service between Seattle/Tacoma and London (Heathrow) in anticipation of receiving antitrust immunity for its new joint venture with Virgin Atlantic Airways (London). The company issued this statement:

In anticipation of receiving antitrust immunity later this year for its joint venture with Virgin Atlantic Airways, Delta Air Lines will offer new daily nonstop service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to London Heathrow Airport beginning March 29, 2014.

New service from Seattle/Tacoma to London Heathrow gives Delta’s customers nonstop access to one of the world’s top business markets and is an important enhancement to Delta’s growing trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific network from Seattle/Tacoma. As of January 1, 2014, every international Delta flight from Seattle/Tacoma, including the new London service, will feature full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite, Economy Comfort seating and in-flight entertainment in every seat throughout the aircraft.

The Seattle/Tacoma market is one of Delta’s fastest-growing international gateways. In June, Delta added service to Shanghai and Tokyo-Haneda, complementing long-established service to Tokyo-Narita. Delta also has served Beijing and Osaka, Japan from Seattle/Tacoma since 2010.

Through its trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia, Delta also offers Seattle/Tacoma area travelers nonstop service to Paris and Amsterdam while also providing connecting service to more than 150 additional destinations beyond those European hubs. With new service to London-Heathrow, Delta will operate flights to eight nonstop international destinations from Seattle.

In December 2012, Delta and Virgin Atlantic announced Delta’s plans to acquire 49 percent of Virgin Atlantic. The carriers intend to form a trans-Atlantic joint venture to optimize schedules and services between the North America and the U.K. Delta last month obtained unconditional clearance from the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice to proceed with the investment transaction. Now both carriers are awaiting U.S. Department of Transportation approval of antitrust immunity to implement their joint venture.

On July 3, Delta and Virgin Atlantic launched reciprocal codesharing across 108 routes to 66 destinations throughout North America and the U.K. With the new Seattle service, Delta will operate 10 daily nonstop flights to London Heathrow from six destinations including Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, Boston and Atlanta.

Delta will operate Seattle-London Heathrow service using a 210-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft featuring 35 full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite, 32 seats in Economy Comfort and 143 Economy class seats.

Flight details for Seattle-London Heathrow Service:

Flight Departs Arrives Service Begins
37 SEA at 6:40 p.m. LHR at 12:05 p.m. (following day) March 29, 2014
36 LHR at 12:20 p.m. SEA at 2:40 p.m. (same day) March 30, 2014

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-332 ER WL N193DN (msn 28450) lands at Baltimore/Washington.

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Delta launches nonstop Seattle/Tacoma-Shanghai flights

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) yesterday (June 17) celebrated new nonstop service from Seattle/Tacoma to Shanghai with an inaugural service ceremony. The flight is the latest addition to Delta’s growing Asian gateway in Seattle/Tacoma, as the service, between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Shanghai Pu Dong International Airport complements current nonstop service from Seattle/Tacoma to Beijing, Osaka, Tokyo-Narita and most recently, Tokyo-Haneda.

The flight will operate using a 208-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft with 36 full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite, 29 seats in Economy Comfort and 143 Economy class seats.

Shanghai service is Delta’s second route between Seattle/Tacoma and China, following Beijing service which began in 2010. In addition to its Asian routes, Delta operates nonstop service from Seattle/Tacoma to Paris and Amsterdam. This summer the airline will operate more than 45 daily flights to 18 destinations worldwide from Seattle/Tacoma.

Delta’s recent partnership with Virgin Atlantic also provides the opportunity to offer new service between Seattle/Tacoma and London-Heathrow, pending government approval.

In addition, this summer Delta added a fifth daily flight between Seattle/Tacoma and New York-JFK with upgraded BusinessElite service to match the airline’s trans-continental product from Los Angeles and San Francisco to New York.

In Seattle/Tacoma, Delta has enhanced its facility including a new Delta Sky Club, new power ports, expanded ticket counters and lobby renovations as part of its ongoing $3 billion investment to improve products, services and facilities.

Delta’s international expansion and customer enhancements in Seattle are enhanced by a strategic partnership between Delta and Alaska Airlines that benefits customers of both carriers and creates more competition and travel options for consumers in the Pacific Northwest region. Customers traveling on Delta’s new Shanghai service will have easy connection times to 58 U.S. cities via the two airlines’ domestic networks.

From Shanghai, Delta’s partnership with China Eastern will also provide extensive connection opportunities throughout China for customers traveling from Seattle.

Delta’s schedule between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Shanghai Pu Dong International Airport:

Flight Departs Arrives Service Begins
589 SEA at 2:30 p.m. PVG at 5:55 p.m. (following day) June 16, 2013
588 PVG at 12:20 p.m. SEA at 8:50 a.m. (same day) June 18, 2013

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-332 ER N1605 (msn 30198) prepares to land at the Minneapolis/St Paul hub (click on the photo for the full-size view).

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Delta to add two new international routes this weekend

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) this weekend will begin new service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Haneda Airport in Tokyo. Prior to the inaugural flight, Seattle was the largest West Coast city without nonstop service to Haneda, which is the preferred Tokyo airport for many business travelers due to its proximity to the city’s central business district.

Seattle-Haneda service adds to Delta’s growing Asian gateway in Seattle. In addition to Tokyo, Delta will begin new service to Shanghai on June 16, and also operates flights to Beijing and Osaka, Japan. In addition to its Asian gateway, Delta operates nonstop service to Paris and Amsterdam from Seattle. This summer the airline will operate more than 45 daily flights to 18 destinations worldwide from Seattle.

The Haneda flight will operate using Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft at which time every Delta trans-Pacific flight will feature full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite, as well as Economy Comfort seating and in-flight entertainment in every seat throughout the aircraft. The flight also complements Delta’s nonstop service between Seattle/Tacoma and Tokyo-Narita, which upgrades to a Boeing 747-400 on June 1.

Delta’s successful international growth in Seattle is possible, in part, because of its partnership with Alaska Airlines, which operates a domestic hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The new Tokyo-Haneda flight will benefit from easy connections to more than 55 U.S. cities on Delta and Alaska’s domestic networks.

Delta’s schedule between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Haneda Airport:

Flight Departs Arrives Service Begins
Flt 581 SEA at 9:10 p.m. HND at 11:30 p.m. (following day) June 1, 2013
Flt 580 HND at 12:30 a.m. SEA at 5:40 p.m. (previous day) June 3, 2013

Delta Air Lines this weekend will also begin new nonstop service between Newark’s Liberty International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Newark is one of the largest markets from Paris.

The new service will be operated with Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft.

In addition to Newark, this summer Delta will offer flights between Paris and its hubs at New York-JFK, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit and Cincinnati, as well as key business markets in Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Delta’s schedule between Newark’s Liberty International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport:

Flight Departs Arrives Service Begins
Flt 610 EWR at 6:50 p.m. CDG at 8:35 a.m. June 1, 2013
Flt 609 CDG at 1:30 p.m. EWR at 3:50 p.m. June 2, 2013

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-332 ER WL N172DZ (msn 29691) arrives at Tokyo (Narita).

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Delta files for more frequencies to Brazil

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to add additional nonstop flights between Sao Paulo and the key business markets of New York (JFK) and Atlanta, increasing competition on air service between the U.S. and Brazil.

If approved, Delta will begin second daily Sao Paulo flights to both Atlanta and New York in 2013.

Delta currently operates 35 nonstop weekly flights between Brazil and the U.S. including Atlanta, Detroit and New York-JFK to Sao Paulo, as well as from Atlanta to Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.

Delta’s proposed addition of a second daily flight between Sao Paulo and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York’s marks another important step in Delta’s plan to invest and grow at New York. The new flight will operate out of the expanded and enhanced state-of the-art International Terminal 4, which opens its doors in 90 days amid a $1.4 billion million terminal expansion project.

In its filing, Delta also requested approval to continue its daily nonstop service between its hub in Detroit and Sao Paulo. Delta’s right to operate that flight will transfer to US Airways in 2015 as part of a previously approved slot transaction that allowed Delta to expand at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

This is the first time in more than a decade that the Department of Transportation has the opportunity to allocate new Sao Paulo frequencies.  These opportunities arise as direct result of the U.S. government’s success in negotiating a new air service agreement with Brazil, which is expected to result in a full Open Skies agreement by 2015.

The new frequencies would be served with Delta’s 767-300 ER equipped with state-of-the-art flatbed seats, video on demand entertainment system, and award-winning food and wine service, Ferri said.  The 767 has a capacity of 210 passengers, 35 Business Elite, 32 Economy Comfort and 143 economy class seats.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Boeing 767-332 ER N172DZ (msn 29691) climbs briskly away from the runway at Tokyo (Narita)

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Delta Air Lines to offer full flat-bed in BusinessElite on transcontinental flights

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will introduce full flat-bed seats in the BusinessElite® cabin of all transcontinental flights operating between New York and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle beginning in March 2013.  All of Delta’s Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft serving these transcontinental markets will offer the flatbed seats over approximately the following 24 months.

Transcontinental flying will be operated using a combination of Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft types.  The first 767 will begin flying in March of 2013, between New York – JFK and Los Angeles. This flight will be timed to provide seamless connections with Delta’s Los Angeles – Sydney flight in both directions, and offer JFK – Sydney customers a flatbed product and onboard experience throughout their itinerary. By June, four of Delta’s seven daily flights between JFK and LAX, and one of five daily flights between New York and Seattle/Tacoma, will operate with a 767 widebody aircraft featuring the flat-bed product in the BusinessElite cabin.

The 767 transcontinental product features an entirely new interior including 26 full flat-bed BusinessElite seats and direct aisle access at every seat in a 1-2-1 configuration.  The 21-inch wide seats offer an average bed length of 79 inches and feature a 10.6-inch video monitor.  The 767s are configured with 29 Economy Comfort seats featuring 35″ of pitch and 50 percent more recline, in addition to 171 Economy seats.  Every seat in the Economy cabin features a 9-inch video monitor and USB power.  Standard 110v power is available in the BusinessElite cabin and Economy Comfort section.

Sixteen full flat-bed seats on the updated transcontinental 757 fleet will be arranged in a 2-2 configuration and offer a 20-inch wide seat and an average bed length of 79 inches. Each BusinessElite seat will feature a high definition 16-inch video monitor.  This fleet modification will also include changes to the Economy cabin, with 44 Economy Comfort seats offering 35 inches of pitch and 50 percent more recline, in addition to 108 Economy seats.  All seats in the Economy cabin will feature a nine-inch video monitor, with standard 110v and USB power ports available at every seat.  Prior to the full cabin modification and by next summer, the transcon 757 fleet will increase the number of Economy Comfort seats to 25, up from 11 today.

The entire transcon fleet will feature in-flight Wi-Fi and industry leading in-flight entertainment with a library of more than 1,000 on-demand options. Additionally, the 757 will feature 18 channels of live satellite TV.

Beginning in May of 2013, transcontinental customers flying into and out of New York’s JFK will experience first hand Delta’s new $1.2 billion expansion of Terminal 4, which will host all flights operating to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.  The Concourse B extension will include the largest Delta Sky Club in the system, as well as nine new international gates, for a total of 16 the airline will occupy. The project will improve passenger flow by adding more capacity at check-in areas and security checkpoints. The state-of-the-art facilities also will feature a new automated baggage handling system and larger shopping and dining areas post-security. The project expands baggage claim and Customs and Border Protection areas to speed fliers through the airport. Delta jets will see faster taxi times with the addition of dual taxiways, improving on-time performance.

Summer 2013 flight schedules for transcontinental flights in these markets are below.

July 2013 schedule between New York – JFK and Los Angeles

Departs Time Arrives Time Aircraft Type
JFK 7 a.m. LAX 10 a.m. 76Z
JFK 9 a.m. LAX Noon 75E
JFK Noon LAX 3 p.m. 75E
JFK 3:30 p.m. LAX 6:45 p.m. 76Z
JFK 5 p.m. LAX 8:25 p.m. 75E
JFK 6:15 p.m. LAX 9:35 p.m. 76Z
JFK 9 p.m. LAX 12:20 a.m. 76Z
LAX 6:30 a.m. JFK 3:05 p.m. 76Z
LAX 8:30 a.m. JFK 5:10 p.m. 76Z
LAX 11:15 a.m. JFK 7:55 p.m. 76Z
LAX 1:30 p.m. JFK 10:05 p.m. 75E
LAX 4 p.m. JFK 12:30 a.m. 75E
LAX 9:30 p.m. JFK 6 a.m. 76Z
LAX 11:30 p.m. JFK 8 a.m. 75E

July 2013 schedule between on New York’s JFK and Seattle

Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft Type
JFK 7:30 a.m. SEA 10:40 a.m. 75E
JFK 9:30 a.m. SEA 12:40 a.m. 75E
JFK 3 p.m. SEA 6:25 p.m. 76L
JFK 5 p.m. SEA 8:33 p.m. 75E
JFK 7 p.m. SEA 10:36 p.m. 75E
SEA 7 a.m. JFK 3:20 p.m. 76L
SEA 9:35 a.m. JFK 5:55 p.m. 75E
SEA Noon JFK 8:25 p.m. 75E
SEA 3 p.m. JFK 11:15 p.m. 75E
SEA 11:30 p.m. JFK 7:45 a.m. 75E

July 2013 schedule between New York’s JFK and San Francisco

Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft Type
JFK 7 a.m. SFO 10:25 a.m. 75E
JFK 10 a.m. SFO 1:25 p.m. 75E
JFK 2 p.m. SFO 5:30 p.m. 75E
JFK 4 p.m. SFO 7:45 p.m. 75E
JFK 5:30 p.m. SFO 9:20 p.m. 75E
JFK 7 p.m. SFO 10:50 p.m. 75E
SFO 6:15 a.m. JFK 2:55 p.m. 75E
SFO 8 a.m. JFK 4:40 p.m. 75E
SFO 11:30 a.m. JFK 8:10 p.m. 75E
SFO 4 p.m. JFK 12:35 a.m. 75E
SFO 9:15 p.m. JFK 5:45 a.m. 75E
SFO 11:15 p.m. JFK 7:50 a.m. 75E

Transcontinental Business Elite Product

Delta has already transformed coast-to-coast travel with its current transcontinental BusinessElite product, with service elements including a gourmet three-course menu from renowned chef Michael Chiarello paired with a wine menu selected by Delta’s master sommelier Andrea Robinson; an extensive library of on demand movies, TV shows, music and games; and Gogo In-flight Internet access. Premium pillows, quilted duvets, noise-canceling headsets and adjustable winged headrests provide additional comfort.

Delta’s decision to install full flat-bed seats on its transcontinental flights complements the airline’s current investment in full flat-bed seats on its entire international widebody fleet of more than 140 aircraft.  To date, 46 percent of aircraft have been modified including all Boeing 747, 767-400ER and 777 fleet types, with the entire widebody fleet scheduled to be complete in early 2014.

The expansion of full flat-bed seats to the transcontinental product is the latest in the airline’s more than $3 billion investment in enhanced global products, services and airport facilities through 2015. In addition to investments in transcon, Delta operates the largest Wi-Fi-enabled fleet in the world, is adding recharging stations at more airports, has added more First Class seats and in-flight entertainment to its domestic product; offers Economy Comfort on all two-class aircraft; is adding personal, in-seat entertainment for both BusinessElite and Economy class customers on all long-haul international flights; has updated Delta Sky Clubs throughout the system; and is overhauling its terminal facility for international customers at its two largest global gateways – the new international terminal in Atlanta now open and the expanded international terminal opening next May at New York-JFK.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Boeing 767-332 N126DL (msn 24076) climbs away from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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Delta and AeroMexico to jointly build a heavy maintenance facility in Guadalajara

Delta Air Lines Inc. (Atlanta) and AeroMexico (Mexico City) plan to begin construction of a jointly operated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center at the Intercontinental Airport in Queretaro, next to that State’s Aerospace Park.

As part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and continuation of their commercial alliance, the carriers will invest equal amounts in a project to move work currently being done at the Guadalajara International Airport and expand MRO capabilities for their own aircraft and other carriers. The new facility’s heavy maintenance capacity will allow for up to seven aircraft to be serviced simultaneously.

According to both carriers, “this project represents one of the most important investments in aviation infrastructure in Mexico in history and proves that the joint efforts between the private and public sectors benefit the country’s economic growth.”

Delta Air Lines acquired a 4.17 percent stake in Grupo Aeromexico in June of this year.

It is unclear if any heavy maintenance will be moved from Atlanta to Guadalajara.

Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Boeing 767-332 N139DL (msn 25984) with a United Way logo approaches for landing at Los Angeles International Airport.