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Virgin Atlantic and Delta’s NY-LON lounge bar prepares for take-off

By: Maxine Sheppard

June 3, 2015

Our partnership with Delta Air Lines means that together we can offer travellers a more convenient, enjoyable way to fly between the UK and the United States. And to celebrate our partnership in the UK, we’ve created a brand new lounge bar together at the O2, London.

Opening this summer, we’ll bring the renowned hospitality we offer at 30,000 feet to the UK’s most exciting entertainment venue, with the launch of NY-LON Lounge Bar. Honouring the airlines’ important New York – London route, the aviation-themed lounge bar will combine the best of both brands to deliver a unique experience to O2 visitors.

Bar entrance.jpgEnjoy a taste of the innovative, welcoming hospitality you enjoy when you fly with Virgin Atlantic or Delta

This new space is a celebration of our transatlantic teamwork. It’s a fantastic space to meet friends pre- and post-concert, or pop by for an afternoon coffee or after work bite to eat. And more than anything, it offers a taste of the innovation, style and incredible experience you can look forward to when you fly Virgin Atlantic or Delta.

We’ve partnered with Manchester-based design agency, LOVE, to create the 6,000-square foot space. Situated in the entertainment district, NY-LON has capacity for up to 400 guests and features a large bar and seating area, plus a “secret space” for meetings, private dining or small events.

Bar.jpgRelax over a drink, signature cocktail or coffee with friends or colleagues

NY-LON will be managed on behalf of the airlines by leading hospitality brand, Levy Restaurants UK and menu offerings will highlight both New York and London inspired cuisines, as well as aviation themed cocktails. The NY-LON lounge will be open seven days a week offering a luxurious bar with a difference. Members of the airlines’ frequent flyer programmes, Flying Club and SkyMiles, will benefit from a range of discounts and special offers.

We’ve created NY-LON as a celebration of our transatlantic network which provides customers with a seamless, more enjoyable way to fly between the UK and US,” said Reuben Arnold, our Senior Vice President of Marketing & Customer Experience. “Our lounge bar will offer customers a brand-new experience at the O2 that showcases our airlines’ world-class service.”

Reception.jpgReserve a private destination booth in the VIP area in advance, or get in the mix at the main Turbine Bar and seating area: there’s no entry fee.

In New York, Delta is the Official Airline of Madison Square Garden and its collection of venues, television networks and websites. In October 2011, the airline unveiled the new Delta Sky360° Club, which was part of the completed first phase of the famed arena’s three-year top-to-bottom transformation. The 10,000-square-foot space offers world-class food and beverages, exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences and other amenities for select guests of MSG events.

Entrance view.jpgHire the venue as a whole, or just the main Turbine Bar or VIP area

Launched on January 1, 2014, our joint venture partnership with Delta creates an expanded transatlantic route network, enhancing competition between the UK and North America and providing seamless onward connections. The partnership provides ten flights a day between London Heathrow and New York – with eight to New York-JFK and two to Newark.

NY-LON is scheduled to open at the end of July.  Please visit www.ny-lon.co.uk or www.ny-lon.london for more information.

Maxine Sheppard

Maxine is the co-editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog. Travel and music are her joint first loves, and despite having written for Virgin for more years than she cares to remember she still loves nothing more than jumping on a plane in search of new sights and new sounds.

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