Delta’s all suite business class and terminal move at Heathrow

Travel News 25 Aug 2016

New Business Class

Delta Air Lines will offer an all-suite business class on certain long-haul flights beginning next year, the carrier announced Tuesday.

A 32-suite cabin, in which each seat is set apart by a sliding, full-height door and privacy dividers between the two center seats, will first appear on Delta's first Airbus A350, scheduled to begin service in fall 2017. Delta has 25 A350 aircraft on order, which largely will serve routes to Asia. For a few years following the A350 debut, Delta will install similar cabins on its Boeing 777 fleet.

Terminal Change in Heathrow

Delta will operate exclusively at Heathrow Terminal 3 from September 14, and co-locate with joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic.

Delta will transfer its Atlanta, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia flights from Terminal 4 to join its services to New York-JFK, Boston and Seattle that already operate from Terminal 3.

The airlines said the change will make it easier for travellers to manage their plans including any last-minute flight changes.

Delta will operate 11 daily flights to eight US cities from Terminal 3. The two airlines’ summer schedule includes up to 40 daily nonstop flights between North America and the UK, of which, 28 operate between London Heathrow and the US.