Delta Air Lines is increasing service across the Atlantic this fall, with 30 weekly transatlantic flights available to passengers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Atlanta-based carrier will fly from Seattle (SEA) to London Heathrow (LHR) 3X-weekly starting Oct. 7. Delta will then start 4X-weekly service between Detroit (DTW) and LHR from Oct. 11. The flights will be operated with Boeing 767-400 aircraft.
New York (JFK)-LHR flights, already underway daily, will increase to 2X-daily from Oct. 6.
“This long-awaited reopening marks a major milestone since the borders closed to most travelers more than a year ago,” Delta senior VP-network planning Joe Esposito said.
Delta noted that to travel to the UK, passengers will have to provide both proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of departure. To reenter the US, passengers will also have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test three days before departure, Delta said.
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