Tag: Delta Air Lines

Delta Reaches Tentative Deal with Pilots

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta Air Lines has reached a tentative deal with a union representing about 12,800 pilots. The agreement in principle on 30 September ends a months-long negotiating process with the Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA) that drew assistance from the National Mediation Board. ALPA’s Master Executive Council at Delta now has until 7 October to […]

Delta Air Lines: August Computer Outage Cost $100 Million

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta Air Lines said its revenue for August was reduced by about $100 million due to a computer outage that caused the cancellation of 2,300 flights over three days. A power control module at Delta’s Atlanta computer center failed and caught fire last August 8, causing a massive system outage, grounding flights and leading to […]

American Airlines’ New Ad Campaign Wants to Humanize the Airline

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two years after American Airlines launched ads focused on its passenger-friendly improvements — like new airplanes, more Wi-Fi and more business class flatbeds — the carrier is switching course with a new, more sophisticated campaign designed to “humanize” its message. The now-retired ‘Going for Great’ Campaign, “felt like it was a lot about us,” American […]

Delta Pilots Will Picket 2016 Shareholders Meeting

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta Air Lines Inc. pilots will picket at the carrier’s annual shareholders meeting in New York on June 10, the Air Line Pilots Association International reported Tuesday. The union says it wants to “raise the sense of urgency in the ongoing negotiations.” The Air Line Pilots Association International is currently in mediation with the airline […]

Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Cover Falls Off

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Delta flight from Atlanta to Chicago made an emergency landing at the Nashville International Airport following an engine-related issue, an airline spokesman said. Flight 765, carrying 109 passengers and a crew, landed in Nashville after one of the Boeing 717’s two engine’s outermost covering, or cowling, fell off on the aircraft’s starboard side during […]

Delta Air Lines Orders 37 Airbus A321 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.) – based Delta Air Lines has placed an order for 37 A321ceo aircraft. This order follows previous Delta orders for the Current Engine Option version of the largest Airbus A320 Family member in 2013 and 2014. Delta took delivery of its first A321 in March 2016. Including that aircraft and today’s announcement, […]

Possible Bombardier-Delta Deal Leads To Talks of a Bigger C Series Jet

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bombardier Inc. almost won a crucial order from Delta Air Lines Inc. the last time the airline bought new single-aisle planes, but a deal fell apart when the plane maker told Delta it would not make a bigger version of its C Series aircraft. Now, as the two companies again appear close to a single-aisle […]

Delta Air Lines Posts $4.5 Billion 2015 Net Profit

Reading Time: 2 minutes Delta Air Lines earned a net profit of $4.53 billion in 2015, a nearly $3.9 billion improvement from $659 million in net income in 2014. Delta CEO Richard Anderson told analysts and reporters that capacity discipline remains a key to the airline’s consistent financial success. The carrier grew total system capacity 3% year-over-year in 2015 […]

Top 20 Airlines and Countries Started New Routes in 2015

Reading Time: 4 minutes According to anna.aero’s New Route Database, 359 of the world’s airlines launched over 3,100 new services across 173 countries in 2015, which works out as an average of almost 60 new services per week. This is over 500 more than we logged in 2014. Around 44% of these new services were on routes already operated […]

Ryanair Breaks the 100 Million-Passenger Barrier

Reading Time: 2 minutes It seems that Ryanair’s policy to improve its customer service is paying off, based on passenger figures EasyJet also enjoyed record numbers as the low-cost market boomed. The last year may have been marked by terrorist incidents and travel scares, but it seems to have produced remarkable results for the two budget airlines which dominate […]