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Delta adds Seattle-London route

ATLANTA -- The land of coffee is getting a new Delta hook-up with the land of tea.

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday new daily nonstop service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to London Heathrow Airport beginning Mar. 29, 2014. Tickets go on sale July 27.

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The route comes with the expectation Delta will get antitrust immunity later this year for its joint venture with Virgin Atlantic Airways.

"Our international expansion in Seattle is possible because of our partnerships with Alaska Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Air France-KLM," said Glen Hauenstein, Delta executive vice president of marketing, network planning and revenue management.

"Together the airlines can provide customers in the Pacific Northwest with an unmatched global network and an industry-leading customer experience on the ground and in the air," he added.