Delta is to move all of its Heathrow services to T3 from next month, in a move which will see it fully co-locate with its joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic at the terminal.

The US carrier already operates flights to New York JFK, Boston and Seattle from T3, but from September 14 will switch current T4 services to Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia to Terminal 3.

Delta said that the move will make it easier “for customers to manage their travel plans including any last-minute flight changes”.

Nat Pieper, senior vice president Europe, Middle East and Africa for Delta said:

“Our joint venture with Virgin Atlantic is all about making it easy for our customers to connect between our airlines and having our Heathrow service under one roof is crucial to delivering a synched-up, more convenient service.

“This enhances the travel experience for customers flying from Heathrow, one of the world’s most important international gateways, and marks a major milestone in our joint venture.”

Delta recently announced plans to decrease capacity on its US-UK routes this winter, blaming a fall in the value of the pound and economic uncertainty.

This came just over a month after Delta and joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic announced a boost to their US-UK network, with new flights and greater frequencies starting in spring 2017.,