Virgin Atlantic and Delta add new Gatwick to Boston and New York JFK flights to stifle JetBlue

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Virgin Atlantic sent out a very weird press release on Thursday.

It announced that Virgin Atlantic and its joint venture partner – and major shareholder – Delta are launching new services from London Gatwick to Boston and New York JFK in 2020.

This is what the press release didn’t say:

Who is actually operating the flights – Virgin or Delta?  There is an implication that it is Delta but the announcement is not clear

When will the routes start?  All we are told is ‘Summer’ 2020

Are they seasonal or year-round services?

What are the flight times?

What aircraft, and which versions of the Delta or Virgin business class seat, will be used?

But apart from those tiny facts, it was all perfectly clear!

Delta launching new services from London Gatwick to Boston and New York JFK in 2020.

The announcement appears to be a spoiler.  US low cost carrier JetBlue is expected to announce transatlantic services from the US to London next Wednesday, presumably into Gatwick.

Norwegian already flies to Boston and New York from Gatwick, and British Airways has a New York service.  Who knows?  Perhaps BA will also announce a Gatwick to Boston service next week and really turn the screws on JetBlue.

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