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Delta Air Lines Returns to London Gatwick After 15 Year Absence With Service to New York-JFK

Delta Airlines has returned to London Gatwick after a 15 year absence with daily service to New York-JFK. Inbound customers to New York will also enjoy convenient one-stop connections via JFK across Delta’s extensive network.


Delta People Celebrate the Airline's Return to London's Gatwick Airport (LGW) - Courtesy Delta Air Lines

On Wednesday (April 12, 2023), Delta Airlines announced the restart of service to/from London Gatwick after a 15 year absence. The carrier has launched daily flights between Gatwick and New York-JFK, offering inbound customers to New York seamless one-stop connectivity across Delta’s extensive North American network. The route will be operated with a recently refurbished Boeing 767-300 featuring Delta One with fully lie-flat beds, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin seats.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Delta Air Lines’ Vice President – Europe, the Middle east, Africa and India, Nicolas Ferri, 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.”


Also commenting on Delta’s return to the airport, Gatwick Airport’s 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.”


Delta's Schedule Between London Gatwick (LGW) and New York (JFK) - Courtesy Delta Air Lines

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is the global U.S. airline leader in safety, innovation, reliability and customer experience. The carrier operates over 4,000 daily flights across more than 275 destinations on six continents. Delta has over 90,000 team members and has served as many as 200 million customers annually. Headquartered in Atlanta, the airline operates significant hubs and key markets in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Seoul-Incheon and Tokyo. For the last decade, Delta has led the industry in operational excellence, while maintaining their reputation for award-winning customer service.



Source: Delta Air Lines

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