Tag: Delta Air Lines

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, […]

Delta Keeps an Eye on Holiday Weekend, 4.85 Million Customers Expected

By the time the Thanksgiving holiday wraps up next Monday, Delta is expected to have flown more than 4.85 million people — many infrequent flyers — to visit loved ones at hundreds of destinations around the world. The airline will fly more than 46,000 mainline and Delta Connection flights from Saturday, Nov. 18 through Monday, […]

Delta, Korean Air Joint Venture Granted Approval by U.S. DOT

Today, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air took a significant step in the creation of their trans-Pacific joint venture with approval of the joint venture by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The DOT approval reflects the consumer benefits that will be created by the new joint venture. The two carriers will deepen their relationship, offering […]

Inaugural Delta A350 Flight Departs Detroit for Tokyo-Narita

The Airbus A350 is now a reality for Delta Air Lines customers and employees. Years of hard work and planning across virtually every workgroup at Delta culminated Monday afternoon as Flight 275 pushed back from Gate A40 shortly after 1:40 p.m. The inaugural flight of Delta’s new international flagship aircraft was heralded with a customer […]

Delta Now Hiring More Than 1,000 Flight Attendants

With more than 1,000 open positions for 2018, Delta is seeking dedicated, service-oriented professionals who love to be on-the-go, help others and enjoy variety in their work. Last year 150,000 applicants applied for roughly 1,200 coveted flight attendant jobs at Delta. After reviewing 35,000 video interviews and conducting 6,000 in-person interviews, fewer than 1 percent […]