Tag: Delta Airlines

Delta A333 Rejects Take-off Due to Hydraulic Failure

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-300 performing flight from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Atlanta,GA (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from Amsterdam at low speed (about 70 knots over ground) due to the failure of the green hydraulic system, the aircraft vacated the runway via taxiway S2 about 1800 meters/5900 feet down the runway and stopped clear of […]

Delta Flight Cancellations Approach 300 After IT Systems Outage

Reading Time: < 1 minute Having cancelled 170 flights on Sunday, Delta Airlines Inc. had to cancel approximately 110 further flights this Monday, with additional cancellations possible, following a computer breakdown which left passengers stranded across the U.S. Today (Monday), FlightAware indicated that 180 Delta flights had been delayed as of 10.36 a.m. local time. In a statement, Ed Bastian, […]

Delta Air Lines’ 3rd Quarter Profit Drops

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta Air Lines (DAL) reported financial results for the September 2016 quarter. Adjusted pre-tax income for the September 2016 quarter was US$1.9bn, a US$278m decrease from the September 2015 quarter. The technology outage and subsequent operational recovery Delta experienced over four days in early August reduced pre-tax income for the quarter by an estimated US$150m. […]

One of China’s Largest Airlines Has Its Radar Set on the US Market

Reading Time: 3 minutes The number of Chinese visitors to the US is expected to reach 6.5 million by 2020, from 2.4 million last year. When Chinese president Xi Jinping visited the US last September, his first stop was a Boeing factory north of Seattle, where he toured a 787-8 Dreamliner being delivered to Xiamen Airlines. A subsidiary of […]

Delta Offers Compensation for Customers Affected by Systemwide Outage

Reading Time: 3 minutes Delta will provide $200 in travel vouchers to all customers who experienced a delay of greater than three hours or a cancelled flight as a result of today’s systemwide outage. UPDATED: The vouchers are available for travel on all Delta and Delta Connection-operated flights. “We know that travelers value our commitment to excellent operational performance, […]

Delta’s New Airport Security Lanes Could Double the Speed

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta Airlines wants to minimize the drudgery of airport security lines. On May 26, the company paid for and installed two “innovation lanes” that allow up to five passengers to prepare their carry-ons for security scanning at the same time. The lanes, which are both in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, each feature five “divestment points” — designated spots where people […]

5 Highlights From Delta Air Lines, Inc.’s Q1 Earnings Call

Reading Time: 4 minutes Last week, Delta Air Lines reported another record quarterly profit. Like its peers, the airline giant has faced significant unit revenue pressure for the past year or so, but lower fuel costs have more than made up for the revenue declines. Delta’s management recognizes that fuel prices won’t keep falling forever. To avoid a drop-off […]

US Carriers Apply to Start Scheduled Flights to Cuba

Reading Time: 2 minutes All four US major carriers and at least three independents filed applications with the US government Wednesday seeking approval to provide nonstop services to Cuba. The flood of filings, submitted March 2, come after the US and Cuba announced an agreement in February to resume scheduled commercial air service. Services are expected to begin late […]