LONDON, 6 December 2012 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) will add a third daily flight between London’s Heathrow Airport and Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, effective 31 March 2013. The flight will maximize travel opportunities for customers transiting at the world’s largest airport by offering them a greater choice of flights from London, making onward connections to more than 150 destinations even easier.

Customers flying on Delta’s new Atlanta service from London Heathrow will also benefit from in-flight Internet access. From early 2013, the airline will begin installing Wi-Fi on its fleet of more than 150 international aircraft, using high-bandwidth Ku-band capacity satellites to provide global coverage. Delta will be the first and only airline offering online access at 30,000 feet on nonstop flights between the U.K. and the United States.

“In just five years, we will have gone from no Heathrow flights to nine daily nonstop services to five U.S. cities,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s senior vice president Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “We are also responding to customer demand for more comfort and convenience and the roll-out of our in-flight Wi-Fi from the UK means business customers in particular can stay connected throughout their journey or simply relax and enjoy a full flat-bed seat.”

The third daily flight was announced at the official opening of Delta’s 360˚ Lounge in London. Delta became the ‘Official Airline Partner of Chelsea Football Club’ in June this year and the lounge at the club’s Stamford Bridge ground forms part of the sponsorship agreement. Located within the Millennium and Copthorne Hotel, it is used exclusively by Delta on match days and is open to hotel guests and members of the public at other times. Cantarutti added, “This is our first commercial sponsorship of a Premier League side. London is now home-from-home for Delta and, thanks to our partnership with Chelsea FC, our brand is reaching thousands more customers every day.”

Top destinations for Delta customers flying to Atlanta from London Heathrow include Orlando, Tampa, Las Vegas, Jacksonville, Los Angeles and Miami, which are all available to customers taking any Atlanta flight. Passengers traveling from London Heathrow already benefit from more convenient connections at the new, state-of-the-art international terminal which was opened at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in May this year.

Delta’s three nonstop flights between Atlanta and London Heathrow are scheduled as follows:

London-Heathrow to Atlanta













Atlanta to London-Heathrow













Note: All times shown are from the April 2013 schedule.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the past year, Delta was named domestic "Airline of the Year" by the readers of Travel Weekly magazine, was named the "Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline" by PCWorld magazine for its innovation in technology, won the Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey and was the recipient of 12 Executive Travel Magazine Leading Edge Awards for U.S. airlines. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 315 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $3 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at

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