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Virgin to Increase Heathrow to LA Service

The popular service operated by Virgin Atlantic between Heathrow and Los Angeles will increase next summer.

In conjunction with it US partner, Delta Air Lines, Virgin will add an additional daily service, taking the number of flights it operates between the two cities to three from May next year.

The new LA service, which will be operated on a 787-9 Dreamliner, will leave Heathrow at 1pm, whilst the homeward bound journey will leave LA at 6.30pm.

Speaking about the additional service, Executive Vice President at Virgin Atlantic, Erik Varwijk, said, “We have been flying between LA and London for over 25 years and this additional service will offer our customers even more choice in flight and connection times between these two fast-paced cities.

“All three flights on this route will be operated by our brand new Boeing 787-9 aircraft, giving our customers the most optimal Virgin Atlantic experience, including on-board Wi-Fi and power at every seat.”

Whilst Vice President Sales West Region for Delta, Ranjan Goswami, added, “Our joint venture continues to grow from strength to strength as we optimise our network, particularly across the west coast of the United States where we see the demand growing among customers in the technology and entertainment industries.”