Virgin Atlantic Founder Sir Richard Branson and staff
inaugural 787-9 service to Seattle, March 27, 2017.
Photo courtesy: Port of Seattle
– “Port of Seattle welcomes new Virgin Atlantic service to London”
“Sir Richard Branson among those to personally welcome service that benefits business travelers and tourists alike”
“The Port of Seattle welcomed Virgin Atlantic Airways to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport today with festivities to mark this new nonstop service to London. Virgin Atlantic Founder, Sir Richard Branson and airline CEO Craig Kreeger were among the special guests.
The daily Boeing 787-9 flight replaces 767 service by Delta Air Lines, who is a Joint Venture partner of Virgin Atlantic. The new flight option adds 50 more seats to London Heathrow, a boost to business and leisure travelers alike. London is Sea-Tac’s largest international market with multiple daily nonstop flights.”
“‘Seattle has long been on my list of cities to fly to and I’m delighted to launch this new service,’ said Sir Richard Branson, President of Virgin Atlantic. ‘As the home to Microsoft, Amazon and of course Boeing, Seattle’s one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. and as a mecca for entrepreneurs and innovators, it’s a perfect fit for the Virgin Atlantic brand,'” quoting the Port of Seattle.
– “Delta welcomes Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Atlantic to Seattle”
“Delta and joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic celebrated the launch of Virgin’s Seattle-London flight in style by welcoming founder Sir Richard Branson to Seattle on Monday [March 27, 2017].
By Liz Savadelis, Delta News Hub.