Delta returns to London Gatwick after 15 year absence
Delta Air Lines is to restart daily nonstop flights from London Gatwick to New York-JFK after a 15 years absence.
The return of the service to Gatwick coincides with its 45th anniversary of serving the UK-US market.
Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s vice president Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India said: “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. On board, customers will discover an elevated service and special touches to make their journey memorable.”
The daily flights will create convenient connections to destinations across exciting cities in North America via Delta’s New York-JFK hub. These include New Orleans, Nashville and Miami, California’s breath-taking beaches in Los Angeles and San Diego and the world-class wine region near San Francisco. Outdoor enthusiasts will also be able to 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.
New service will expand Gatwick’s connectivity
Gatwick Airport CEO Stewart Wingate said: “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.”