Delta Air Lines Delays Pilot Furloughs To Nov. 1 As Negotiations Continue

By Ben Goldstein Sep 22, 2020
Delta Air Lines will delay plans to furlough nearly 2,000 pilots until Nov. 1, as talks between management and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) continue over proposed cost-cutting measures. 
Airlines & Lessors

Delta Air Lines Upsizes Loyalty-Backed Debt Sale To $9B

By Ben Goldstein Sep 18, 2020
Delta Air Lines will seek to raise $9 billion in debt backed by its SkyMiles frequent-flier program, amounting to a nearly 40% increase from previous plans to raise $6.5 billion.
Airlines & Lessors

Salt Lake City Moves Forward With Opening Of New Airport

By Aaron Karp Sep 17, 2020
The Salt Lake City (Utah) Department of Airports and Delta Air Lines forged ahead this week with the opening of a revamped Salt Lake City International (SLC) despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Airports & Routes

Delta Air Lines To Avoid Furloughs For Flight Attendants, Ground Staff

By Ben Goldstein Sep 15, 2020
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian pledged that flight attendants and ground staff will completely avoid involuntary furloughs this fall, although cuts remain on the table for nearly 2,000 pilots.
Airlines & Lessors

As Virgin Australia Restructures, Joint Venture With Delta On Pause

By Ben Goldstein Sep 11, 2020
Delta Air Lines and Virgin Australia have officially paused their transpacific joint venture, while the latter regroups after the COVID-19 crisis forced it to seek voluntary administration.
Airlines & Lessors

American, Delta Issue Furlough Notices As Financial Pressures Rise

By Sean Broderick Aug 25, 2020
American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have told employees that more staff cuts are needed to match operations with the significantly reduced demand environment heading into the winter season, putting pressure on U.S. lawmakers to extend financial support. 
Airlines & Lessors

Delta Air Lines Chief Operating Exec Gil West To Retire

By Sean Broderick Aug 25, 2020
Delta Air Lines COO Gil West, who played an instrumental role in integrating Northwest Airlines and cementing Delta’s position as arguably the most operationally reliable airline in its class, announced his retirement.
Airlines & Lessors

Delta Lifts Load Factor Cap To 75%, Continues Middle Seat Blocking

By Ben Goldstein Aug 20, 2020
Delta Air Lines will continue blocking off its middle seats through the end of the year, while increasing the maximum number of passengers allowed on each flight.
Airlines & Lessors

Delta, United Double U.S.-China Flights After Deal Is Reached

By Ben Goldstein Aug 19, 2020
Delta Air Lines and United Airlines both announced plans to double their weekly flights to China, following an agreement between Washington and Beijing to increase air service capacity between the world’s two largest economies. 
Airlines & Lessors

Delta Air Lines On Track To Test 100% Of Its Workers For COVID-19

By Ben Goldstein Aug 14, 2020
Delta Air Lines is on track to test its entire workforce for COVID-19, as the carrier looks to reassure passengers about the safety of flying during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Airlines & Lessors

Fifth Of Delta Workforce Chose Voluntary Departures, CEO Says

By Ben Goldstein Aug 06, 2020
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian confirmed that 20% of the company’s workforce voluntarily departed the week of July 27, raising the odds that Delta will avoid mass furloughs of the proportions previewed recently by American Airlines and United Airlines.
Airlines & Lessors

Virgin Atlantic Seeks Bankruptcy Protection In U.S. Court

By Karen Walker Aug 04, 2020
UK carrier Virgin Atlantic, which is 49% owned by Delta Air Lines, filed for bankruptcy protection in a New York court Aug. 4. The move comes just…
Airlines & Lessors

Capacity Gap Narrows Among U.S. ‘Big Three’ Carriers

By Ben Goldstein Jul 24, 2020
The disparate capacity strategies pursued by the three large U.S. network airlines are converging, reflecting a new consensus about the path of…
Airlines & Lessors

Delta, LATAM Plan To Use Proposed JV To Challenge American In Miami 

By Lori Ranson Jul 17, 2020
Despite reeling from the crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta Air Lines and LATAM Airlines Group are aiming to significantly grow their presence at Miami International if their proposed joint venture receives all the necessary approvals. 
Airports & Routes

Delta Estimates Up To $3.3B Charge From Voluntary Exit Deals

By Ben Goldstein Jul 15, 2020
Delta Air Lines predicted a charge of up to $3.3 billion from voluntary employee exit deals, offering an early indication of the high costs associated with downsizing at the biggest U.S. airlines.
Airlines & Lessors

Delta Air Lines Slashes August Schedule After Posting $5.7B Net Loss

By Ben Goldstein Jul 14, 2020
Delta Air Lines halved its planned growth rate for August, citing new weakness in forward bookings, after posting a $5.7 billion net loss in the 2020…
Airlines & Lessors

Delta-LATAM Codeshare To Proceed; Carriers Seek JV Antitrust Immunity

By David Casey Jul 10, 2020
Delta Air Lines and LATAM Airlines Group have been given the green light by the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) to operate codeshare routes between the U.S. and Chile.
Airlines & Lessors

Delta To Be First U.S. Carrier Resuming Flights To China

By Ben Goldstein Jun 22, 2020
Delta Air Lines plans to resume service between Seattle and Shanghai via Seoul Incheon on June 25, becoming the first U.S. airline to return to China since flights were suspended in early February as the COVID-19 outbreak escalated. 
Airlines & Lessors

Delta Will Add Flights Through August Before ‘Pause’

By Sean Broderick Jun 19, 2020
Delta Air Lines plans to continue reshaping its network by adding 1,000 daily departures in August, building on a similarly sized expansion of July’s timetable, before “taking a pause” and evaluating fall demand trends, CEO Ed Bastian said.
Airlines & Lessors

Delta To Add 1,000 Flights In July As Demand Increases

By Ben Goldstein Jun 16, 2020
Delta Air Lines plans to add nearly 1,000 flights back into its July schedule, as travel demand slowly recovers from the shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Airlines & Lessors

Delta To Test Workforce For COVID-19 Exposure

By Ben Goldstein Jun 12, 2020
Delta Air Lines will test its entire workforce for exposure to the COVID-19 coronavirus, as airlines look to reassure passengers and crew about the safety of flying during the ongoing pandemic.
Airlines & Lessors

Delta Expecting 90% Revenue Decline In June Quarter

By Ben Goldstein Jun 11, 2020
Delta Air Lines estimates total revenues in the current quarter fell 90% from last year, offering a preview of what will likely be the biggest loss-making quarter in airline industry history.
Airlines & Lessors

Delta CEO Expects ‘Nike Swoosh’-Shaped Recovery

By Ben Goldstein Jun 03, 2020
While many airline executives predict the recovery in air travel demand will be U-shaped or V-shaped, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian thinks it will probably look more like the Nike “Swoosh” logo.
Airlines & Lessors

Delta, Pilot Union Seek To Avoid 2,300 Furloughs

By Ben Goldstein Jun 01, 2020
Delta Air Lines will negotiate with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) to avoid furloughing roughly 2,300 pilots, following a “surplus bid” process intended to align the carrier’s staffing levels to its summer 2021 schedule.
Airlines & Lessors

U.S. Senate Democrats Blast Delta, JetBlue For Cutting Employee Hours

By Ben Goldstein May 21, 2020
A group of 13 U.S. Senate Democrats accused Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways of exploiting a workaround to the CARES Act’s prohibition on employee pay cuts by reducing hours in lieu of pay rates.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

 

As a subscriber to one of Aviation Week Network’s market briefings, your searches only provide you with access to articles from within that product.

To find out about obtaining additional data – including the most comprehensive details on organizations, fleets, personnel and programs – click here or call +1.561.279.4661.


 

As a subscriber to one of Aviation Week Network’s market briefings, your searches only provide you with access to articles from within that product.

To find out about obtaining additional data – including the most comprehensive details on organizations, fleets, personnel and programs – click here or call +1.561.279.4661.


 

As a subscriber to one of Aviation Week Network’s market briefings, your searches only provide you with access to articles from within that product.

To find out about obtaining additional data – including the most comprehensive details on organizations, fleets, personnel and programs – click here or call +1.561.279.4661.


 

As a subscriber to one of Aviation Week Network’s market briefings, your searches only provide you with access to articles from within that product.

To find out about obtaining additional data – including the most comprehensive details on organizations, fleets, personnel and programs – click here or call +1.561.279.4661.