Tag: Delta

DOT Tentatively Approves Aeromexico-Delta Joint Venture

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Department of Transportation has tentatively approved an application by Delta and Aeromexico to jointly operate flights between the countries. But approval would require the carriers to surrender a portion of departure and landing rights to low-cost competitors at capacity-restrained Kennedy Airport in New York and Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City. If the […]

Delta, Virgin Atlantic, Jet Airways Expand Cooperation With India

Reading Time: 2 minutes Delta and Virgin Atlantic announced expanded cooperation with Jet Airways to provide convenient codeshare connections for customers between key destinations across North America and India via London Heathrow. Effective Nov. 2, Jet Airways customers flying between India and North America will be able to connect through London Heathrow on to nine U.S. destinations operated by […]

World’s Busiest Airport Couldn’t Give A Gate For Qatar Airways

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over 500 passengers aboard the first Qatar Airways direct flight from Doha to Atlanta on a super jumbo A380 faced inconvenience as they got caught up in an international rivalry between airline heavyweights. When Qatar Airways Flight 755 flew over 12,000 km from Doha, Qatar’s capital, and landed at Atlanta airport, the world’s busiest, a […]

Bombardier Expected to Announce Multi-billion Dollar CSeries Deal with Delta

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bombardier Inc. is reported to be on the verge of announcing a big order for its CSeries passengers jets with large U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines Inc. The Globe and Mail says Bombardier will announce Thursday it has won a multi-billion dollar deal with Delta. Multiple reports have suggested that Delta could purchase up to […]

Can Airlines Help Make Cars Safer?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Safety is the number one priority of any transportation industry, and corporations and government regulators alike are constantly searching for ways to improve. That applies to the automotive industry, of course, but also to the airline industry. So to see if the former could stand to learn from the latter, two government agencies are organizing […]

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 […]

Republic Airways Blames Pilot Shortage for Bankruptcy

Reading Time: < 1 minute Republic Airways, which operates regional flights for Delta, American and United, announced recently that it is going through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. While an airline going bankrupt is not unusual news, the reason behind the announcement is. The airline blamed its problems on a shortage of pilots. “Our filing today is a result of our loss […]

Delta Makes Emergency Landing After Midair Fight of Cabin Crew

Reading Time: 2 minutes A passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing after two female flight attendants started a shocking midair punch-up. Trouble broke out around 40 minutes into the Delta flight from Los Angeles to Minneapolis between two cabin attendants arguing about “work issues”. The pair allegedly began a fist fight — and a third female attendant […]

More Embraer and Boeing coming to Delta

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta will add up to 20 Embraer 190 and 20 new Boeing 737-900ER jets acquired through a new agreement with The Boeing Co. The agreement is part of the airline’s continued strategy to improve its efficiency by adding additional 737-900ERs and upgauging its mainline fleet with the nearly 100-seat, twin-engine E190 jets while reducing the […]