This is a continuation of Delta Defends Against AA/AS - Adds New Seattle to Dallas/Ft. Worth Route
Delta has announced another route: Seattle to London Heathrow.
Once again, this is obviously a response to American Airlines’ new Seattle to London Heathrow route set to launch in 2021.
Delta will be launching its own Seattle to London Heathrow route in 2021 complementing its partner Virgin Atlantic’s twice daily LHR-SEA service.
The aircraft for this route has not been announced yet.
Delta previously served Seattle to London Heathrow a few years ago until it dropped its service for nonstop Portland to London Heathrow and gave its Seattle to London flight over to Virgin Atlantic.
Once American and Delta launch their new routes, there will be 7 daily flights between Seattle and London in the peak season of 2021:
- 2x daily British Airways
- 2x daily Virgin Atlantic
- 1x daily American Airlines
- 1x daily Delta Airlines
- 1x daily Norwegian Air (London Gatwick)
Delta Press Release:
The war continues. American could respond with more international service out of Seattle, but Delta’s move is simply a defensive one.