Delta Airlines will be returning to Gatwick Airport next spring, as part of the airports expanding connection to the US
Passengers travelling to the USA can now book flights to New York JFK, after the operator announced it would be back from next April.
Delta last operated from Gatwick in 2012, flying to Atlanta, Georgia.
Stewart Wingate, CEO, Gatwick Airport said: “We are thrilled to welcome Delta Air Lines back to Gatwick. It means that we will expand furthermore our connectivity to the US. This trust from such a network carrier as Delta underlines the competitiveness and the operational capabilities of Gatwick.
“Delta is a huge name in the transatlantic market and being able to offer passengers across London and the South East the opportunity to travel with them between Gatwick and New York City is fantastic, providing not only wider choice, but further competition. It also demonstrates the strong pull of Gatwick as an airport for big name, long-haul airlines.”
Nicholas Ferri, vice president EMEAI, Delta Air Lines said: “Delta is delighted to be returning service to London Gatwick which is where we first started our flights from the UK to the United States over 40 years ago.
“Next summer our daily Gatwick to New York JFK flight will offer a convenient option for those customers going to America on holiday or business.”