Tag: Delta Air Lines

Inaugural Delta A350 Flight Departs Detroit for Tokyo-Narita

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Delta Airbus A330 Engine Shuts Down in Flight near Tokyo

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta Airlines Airbus A330 was performing flight from Hong Kong to Seattle, when the crew needed to shut the left hand engine (PW4168A) down. The aircraft diverted to Tokyo’s Narita Airport for a safe landing on runway 34L about 25 minutes later. Japan’s Ministry of Transport reported the crew received an overtemperature indication for the […]

USA Government Recommends 220% Import Tariff On CSeries

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. will begin collecting preliminary duties to offset the public assistance, a move that would potentially upend Bombardier’s planned deliveries of its C Series jets to Delta Air Lines Inc. next year. Bombardier employs about 1,000 people in Belfast linked to the C-series, and about 4,000 people in total in Northern Ireland. “Bombardier has […]

Harvey Creates Travel Nightmare With More Than 3,000 Flights Cancelled

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thousands of flights were canceled over the weekend as the storm resulting from Hurricane Harvey created “catastrophic” flooding and dangerous conditions in southeast Texas. More than 1,580 flights were canceled in the U.S. Sunday morning, according to Flight Aware, an aviation software company that tracks flight statuses. Those cancellations were in addition to the 1,100 […]

New International Arrivals Facility Underway At Sea-Tac

Reading Time: 2 minutes Delta and the Port of Seattle broke ground on the new international arrivals facility at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, marking the start of construction on a critical infrastructure investment for the Puget Sound region. Representatives from Delta, the Port of Seattle, local elected officials and hundreds of guests were in attendance to break ground on the […]

Qatar Airways Reverses Decision To Buy 10% Stake In American Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute Qatar Airways has announced its decision not to proceed with the acquisition of a 10% stake in American Airlines, “taking into account the latest public disclosure” of the airline. A spokeswoman for the public relations firm representing the American carrier in the U.S. said it would not elaborate on what was being referred to as […]

Delta Purchases 10% Stake In Air France-KLM

Reading Time: 2 minutes Delta Air Lines is deepening its longstanding and industry-leading partnership with Air France-KLM Group with a €375 million investment to acquire 10 percent equity in the joint venture partner and a seat on the Air France-KLM Group Board of Directors. Additionally, Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic will launch a combined long-term joint venture, supported […]

Number of Airlines To Suspend Venezuela Operations

Reading Time: 2 minutes A number of airlines, including Delta Air Lines and Avianca Airlines, intend to suspend their services to Caracas. According to the letter submitted by Delta to the Venezuelan National Institute of Civil Aviation, the last flight DL781 from Atlanta to Caracas will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The return and final farewell flight […]

Increased Hiring, Wages Pressure U.S. MRO Costs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Maintenance cost per flight hour edged up in 2016 for most U. S. airlines. As a group, the three network airlines, American, Delta and United, paid $1,032 per flight hour for their mixed fleets, up 1.7% from 2015. American and United paid the most, $1,175 and $1,000 per flight hour, respectively. Delta paid the least, […]