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– “Port of Seattle Welcomes Virgin Atlantic to Sea-Tac Airport”
“Joint venture between Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines brings 787 service to London in 2017”
“The Port of Seattle welcomes today’s [May 31, 2016] announcement that Virgin Atlantic Airways will begin nonstop service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to London-Heathrow using its most fuel-efficient Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Virgin Atlantic’s new service will replace the existing service offered by its joint venture partner Delta Air Lines beginning March 26, 2017.
Read more form the Port of Seattle Press Release.
– “Delta, Virgin Atlantic Add 50 Daily Seats Between Seattle and London”
“Beginning March 26, 2017, Virgin Atlantic will fly between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and London-Heathrow, replacing the flight currently operated by Delta. This marks Virgin Atlantic’s first flight in Seattle, offering customers a greater number of seats on its most fuel-efficient aircraft – a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. With this change, customers will have the opportunity to enjoy Virgin Atlantic’s innovative service, including its Premium Economy product featuring a new Wander Wall for snacks and socializing, chauffer limo service, its iconic bar and fully flat-bed seats for Upper Class customers, and a uniquely British food and beverage service,” quoting PRNewswire.
– First-ever nonstop from Portland to London-Heathrow
“Along with the swap in Seattle, Delta will launch seasonal service from Portland to London, Portland’s first and only flight to the U.K. The flight will be operated four days per week from May 26, 2017, through Oct. 29, 2017 using a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. Home to four Fortune 1000 companies, Portland’s growing economy outpaces the U.S. average, and London service will complement Delta’s existing long-haul international service to Amsterdam and Tokyo for Portland’s business customers. Portland is also a popular tourist destination for travelers from Europe,” quoting PRNewswire.