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Transatlantic travel eased with new codeshare

A new codeshare makes it easier to plan a journey across the Atlantic using Virgin Atlantic, Air France, KLM and Delta flights.

Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM have announced their first codeshare deal, creating new transatlantic options for travel between Europe and North America.

The partnership will make it easier for passengers in Europe, for example, to create a journey across the Atlantic by combining flights operated by Air France, KLM, Virgin Atlantic and Delta.

Booking flights using a codeshare brings seamless connections and a single booking reference. It also allows passengers to accrue miles and redeem them via their own carrier’s loyalty scheme.

Virgin Atlantic, Delta and Air France-KLM have already revealed an expanded joint venture later in 2019, a $13 billion partnership for customers flying between Europe and North America offering over 300 daily transatlantic flights, 108 direct routes, and 340 destinations.

Delta is building on its established partnerships with Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic, giving passengers from these carriers more opportunities to fly Delta’s transatlantic services.

Flight options
With the new codeshare, Virgin passengers in the UK can book a wide range of additional flights, opening up 58 new routes from 18 UK airports across the Atlantic with Air France and KLM.

Examples of new route options include, for example, Edinburgh to Toronto via Amsterdam and London Heathrow to Chicago via Paris.

Air France and KLM customers, meanwhile, can now access 24 new routes to North America on flights operated by Virgin Atlantic and Delta departing the UK including connections via London Heathrow or Manchester.

There is access to additional frequencies to destinations such as Miami from Amsterdam via London Heathrow together with more options to fly between Paris and New York-JFK via Manchester.

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