There will be more USA to explore nonstop from London Gatwick as Delta Air Lines starts daily nonstop flights to New York-JFK. Delta is returning to London Gatwick after 15 years of absence, and the return of the airline’s service coincides with its 45th anniversary of serving the UK-US market.
“Delta started flying to the UK 45 years ago this month at Gatwick, and so it is fitting that we are restarting our operations from Gatwick to the United States,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s vice president of Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India. “On board, customers will discover an elevated service and special touches to make their journey memorable.”
With daily flights, customers will enjoy convenient connections to destinations across North America via Delta’s New York-JFK hub. Exciting cities, including New Orleans, Nashville, and Miami, are waiting to be discovered, while customers can connect to California’s breathtaking beaches in Los Angeles and San Diego and the world-class wine region near San Francisco. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy a one-stop service to Salt Lake City and Seattle, from where some of America’s most famous national parks are within easy reach for hiking, biking, and rafting.
“We are thrilled to welcome Delta Air Lines back to Gatwick. It means that we will expand furthermore our connectivity to the US. This trust from such a network carrier as Delta underlines the competitiveness and the operational capabilities of Gatwick. Delta is a huge name in the transatlantic market, and being able to offer passengers across London and the South East the opportunity to travel with them between Gatwick and New York City is fantastic, providing not only wider choice but further competition. It also demonstrates the strong pull of Gatwick as an airport for big-name, long-haul airlines.” said Stewart Wingate, CEO of Gatwick Airport.
And it’s not only travelers flying from London Gatwick who will benefit from more nonstop flights to the United States. Delta’s schedule is good news for the British economy, offering more opportunities for American tourists to visit popular destinations such as London, Brighton, and Cambridge – all within easy, direct, and quick reach of Gatwick by train – and beyond in what is an exciting year ahead given the King’s upcoming coronation.
A Seat for Every Travel Style
There’s an upgraded travel experience waiting for Delta customers when flying from London, with recently refurbished Boeing 767-300 aircraft featuring Delta cabin experiences to suit our customers’ needs. From the luxury of a fully flat-bed seat in Delta One to Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin, customers will find an elevated onboard experience on board.
Customers in every cabin enjoy seat-back screens featuring hours of complimentary premium entertainment via Delta Studio, in-seat power, high-speed Wi-Fi (for purchase, with free Wi-Fi coming by the end of 2024), and free mobile messaging via iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. All flights between the UK and the US will be operated in cooperation with Delta’s joint venture partners Virgin Atlantic, Air France, and KLM.