Published on Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Virgin Atlantic and transatlantic partner Delta Air Lines has been given the go-ahead by Heathrow Airport to resume operations in Terminal 3 from 15 July
Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are returning to their home in Terminal 3 on 15th July, which has been closed for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Delta is operating nonstop services between London Heathrow and Atlanta and New York-JFK, but US entry restrictions for non-essential travelers from the UK still apply.
Virgin Atlantic destinations including Antigua, Barbados, Grenada and Israel are classified as ‘green’ on the UK government’s travel list, which means customers are not required to self-isolate on their return.
Corneel Koster, Chief Customer and Operating Officer, said: “We’re delighted to finally be back on our home turf, and I know our teams can’t wait to warmly welcome our customers to Terminal 3.”
Virgin’s Clubhouse will reopen for Upper Class and Flying Club Gold members as well as Delta’s eligible customers.
In the Clubhouse customers can enjoy complimentary a la carte menus,,tapas dishes, meats and cheeses from the deli and afternoon tea.
In a bid to further increase flexibility, customers now have multiple choices about how they order their food and drinks.
Guests can order online via a QR code at their seat.
The app will feature the whole menu and customers can simply place their order which will be delivered to their seat wherever they are sitting. Customers will still have the option to use a single use printed menu and order via the Clubhouse’s waiter service.
Nadia Clinton, Delta’s Regional Sales Manager, said: “Moving back to our home in Terminal 3 will allow our customers to once again enjoy the award-winning experience. Given current vaccination rates, we know customers can travel safely between our two countries.”