Tag: Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines Offering More Trans-Atlantic Flying Than Ever

This Memorial Day weekend marks the start of Delta’s biggest ever summer on the trans-Atlantic. Some 11 routes – both new and old favorites – will begin over the next couple of days connecting the U.S. and nine countries in Europe. Portugal is proving to be a hot destination for U.S. visitors this summer and […]

Engine Blaze Forces Delta Flight to London to Turn Back to Atlanta

A Delta Air Lines plane made an emergency landing Wednesday at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport shortly after takeoff when smoke was spotted billowing out of its right engine. Flight was headed from Atlanta to London when the flight’s crew noticed something was wrong with one of the engines. Delta Airlines said the plane had problems […]

Delta’s Maintenance Prognostics Will Continue On Newest Aircraft

Delta Air Lines will adjust its extensive in-house maintenance prognostics capabilities to accomodate its newest-generation aircraft, which offer much more data and diagnostics than the aging models that helped drive the effort. Delta, an early adopter of predictive analytics, says the program has played a major role in helping the airline reduce service interruptions. In […]

Delta and Korean Air to Launch World-Class Joint Venture Partnership

Delta Air Lines and Korean Air will launch a new joint venture partnership that will offer customers world-class travel benefits across one of the most comprehensive route networks in the trans-Pacific market. The joint venture has now been approved by regulatory authorities in the U.S. and Korea, including the U.S. Department of Transportation and the […]

Fuel Prices Rise But Major Airlines Have No Hedging Plans

Commenting at the Airline Economics Conference in Dublin on Monday, January 22, four of the major carriers, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Dubai-based Emirates, confirmed they will not be hedging fuel bills, despite a recent rise in the cost of oil. For the first time in three years, the global Trent benchmark […]

Delta Under Fire for Listing Taiwan, Tibet as Countries

Delta Air Lines came under fire from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) late last week for listing Tibet and Taiwan as countries on its website. The American carrier immediately offered apologies and underlined the mistake was unintentional. “Delta recognizes the seriousness of this issue and we took immediate steps to resolve it. It […]

Delta Demands Lost Revenue After Atlanta Airport Blackout

Last night, Delta Air Lines CEO, Ed Bastian, was interviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution at the Delta 747 Farewell Event. During the meeting, he showed alarm and expressed irritation at the Atlanta Airport (ATL) for not being effectively fast on restoring the power. Even though Delta announced operations are back to normal, Bastian said: “We […]

Atlanta Airport Power Outage: Over 1,500 Flights Cancelled

A power outage brought the world’s busiest airport to a standstill Sunday, ruining holiday travel for thousands and threatening another day of headaches, with hundreds of flights on Monday already canceled. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta lost power shortly after 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, leaving passengers trapped inside airport terminals and some in planes […]

Airbus Secures Order for 100 A321neo ACFs from Delta Air Lines

U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 100 A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex configuration) aircraft, the largest of the Airbus single-aisle Family. The aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1133G-JM geared turbofan engines. Delta CEO Ed Bastian is quoted as saying: “This is the right transaction at the right […]

Delta and WestJet Agree to Form Joint Venture

Delta Air Lines and WestJet have agreed to deepen their existing partnership by entering into a comprehensive transborder joint venture that will increase travel choices between the U.S. and Canada. The airlines have entered into a preliminary memorandum of understanding regarding their intention to deepen their existing partnership to form an commercial joint venture arrangement, […]