Delta, American Add Flights Between Philly and London
Good news, international travelers: Delta and American are adding flights between Philadelphia and London.
Beginning April 8, Delta will begin flying one daily round-trip flight between Philadelphia and London Heathrow on 164-seat Boeing 757-200 narrowbody jets. The London-bound flight will depart Philadelphia at 7:04 p.m. and arrive to London at 7:30 a.m. the following morning, all times local. The return will leave Heathrow Airport at 12:30 p.m. and land in Philadelphia at 4 p.m., all times local.
“We are almost one year into our joint venture with Virgin Atlantic and our commitment to improving connectivity between the United Kingdom and United States remains as strong as ever,” Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s SVP for Europe, Middle East and Africa, says in a statement. “By starting flights to Philadelphia, customers not only have more choice on this route, but it also offers greater access to the north eastern corner of the United States.”
American Airlines will add a second daily round-trip flight on its route between Philadelphia and London Heathrow. The new flight will begin March 29. The move comes on the same day AA rival Delta announced plans to launch its own nonstop service between Philadelphia and London Heathrow.
The carrier’s second flight will provide a daytime connection on the England-bound leg, departing Philadelphia at 9:55 a.m. and landing in London at 10:10 p.m., all times local. Most U.S.-to-Europe flights leave in the evening and land in Europe in the morning. The return flight will leave London at 8:20 a.m. and land in Philadelphia at 11:35 a.m., all times local.
The added flights are the result, in part, of the merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways.