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Delta and its joint venture partner Air France-KLM today finalized a contract to transfer six pairs of slots at London Heathrow to Delta.
Air France had already been making these slots available to Delta for several years, so the flight schedule at London is not affected by this operation.
By taking ownership of the slots, Delta will enhance its ability to provide long-term continuity and stability, as well as flexibility, on routes operated from Heathrow. Delta and another joint venture partner, Virgin Atlantic Airways, jointly operate 26 nonstop flights between Heathrow and the U.S. today, providing competition and choice to customers on this important network.
The pending move was first made public during Delta's 3Q earnings call last week.