Delta Air Lines Trims Summer Flying, Dropping 100 Daily Departures

By Aaron Karp May 27, 2022
The carrier said it is seeking to “minimize disruptions.”
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ITA To Begin Intercontinental Routes With A350-900 In June

By Helen Massy-Beresford Apr 22, 2022
Italy’s ITA Airways said it would begin to deploy its new Airbus A350-900 on intercontinental routes for its summer season in June, after the aircraft made its first flight with the airline’s livery. 
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Delta Pilots Picket Over Schedule Fatigue

By Ben Goldstein Apr 20, 2022
Pilots at Delta Air Lines have picketed at many of the airline’s domestic hubs in recent weeks, citing what they describe as overly-fatiguing flying schedules.
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Delta Believes U.S. Pre-Departure Testing Could Be Phased Out Soon

By Lori Ranson Apr 14, 2022
Delta Air Lines is seeing some encouraging signs that pre-departure COVID-19 testing to enter the U.S. could be eliminated in the near future.
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Delta Commits To Seven-Year Annual SAF Supply From Gevo

By Ben Goldstein Mar 22, 2022
Delta Air Lines has agreed to purchase 75 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) annually from Colorado-based advanced biofuels company Gevo.
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United Vies With Delta For South Africa Frequencies

By David Casey Mar 07, 2022
United and Delta are both looking to acquire U.S.-South Africa frequencies, which are limited under the current air services agreement between the countries.
Airports & Routes

Daily Memo: Can Delta’s Push For DOJ To Create U.S. Unruly Passenger List Succeed?

By Lori Ranson Feb 10, 2022
U.S. aviation industry stakeholders have spent the better part of a year collectively pushing the U.S. government, specifically the Justice Department (DOJ), to step up prosecution of unruly airline passengers.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Delta Swoops In For JetBlue’s Northeast Alliance Head

By David Casey Jan 11, 2022
One of the key figures behind JetBlue’s Northeast Alliance (NEA) with American Airlines is moving to Delta Air Lines.
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China Forces Delta To Temporarily Suspend Shanghai Flights

By Aaron Karp Jan 11, 2022
Delta Air Lines has been forced by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to temporarily suspend its two routes to Shanghai after falling foul of the regulator’s COVID-19 rule.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Delta Draws Shareholder Ire Over Aeromexico Restructuring

By Lori Ranson Dec 21, 2021
Delta Air Lines is drawing criticism from one of its own shareholders for the role it is playing in Aeromexico’s Chapter 11 restructuring.
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Delta Air Lines To Further Cull Fleet Aircraft Types

By Lori Ranson Dec 16, 2021
Delta Air Lines aims to cut its fleet’s aircraft types to eight in the medium term while further evaluating how to use its “flex fleet” of Boeing 767 widebodies.  
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Virgin Australia Switches From Delta To United In Transpacific Market

By Adrian Schofield Dec 14, 2021
The broader transpacific partnership is particularly crucial for Virgin Australia since it is no longer offering its own flights to the U.S after restructuring in 2020.
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Delta Air Lines Invests $1.2B In Virgin Atlantic, Aeromexico, LATAM

By Ben Goldstein Dec 13, 2021
Delta Air Lines doubled down on its strategy of investing in foreign carriers by committing $1.2 billion in fresh funding to partners Aeromexico, LATAM and Virgin Atlantic.
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Thanksgiving Traffic Gives U.S. Airlines Busiest Day Of Pandemic Era

By Ben Goldstein Nov 29, 2021
Passenger numbers in the U.S. reached their highest levels since Spring 2020, but new concerns about the omicron coronavirus variant could threaten momentum during the winter travel season.
Airports & Routes

Daily Memo: Flight Attendant Union Sets Sights On Delta Air Lines

By Ben Goldstein Nov 23, 2021
For years, Delta Air Lines has been the only mainline U.S. carrier without unionized flight attendants. 
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Delta Air Lines, LATAM Grow Codeshare Agreement

By Aaron Karp Nov 16, 2021
The U.S. and South American airline companies are awaiting U.S. government approval for their proposed joint venture.
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Delta Appoints New Europe/Middle East VP Amid Transatlantic Rebuild

By Aaron Karp Oct 21, 2021
The former Aeromexico chief commercial officer will manage Delta’s partnerships with Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic.
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Despite Improved Demand, Delta Girds For Q4 Loss As Fuel Costs Rise

By Lori Ranson Oct 13, 2021
Delta Air Lines believes headwinds created by the delta coronavirus variant have waned, but a sharp rise in fuel prices is creating pressure on the company’s 2021 fourth quarter (Q4) performance. 
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Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Boost SAF Commitments

By Graham Warwick Sep 30, 2021
Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways have each signed large offtake agreements with new producers of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as both airlines aim to convert at least 10% of their annual jet fuel usage to low-carbon alternatives by 2030.
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Delta’s Employee Vaccine Levels Increase With New Surcharge

By Lori Ranson Sep 27, 2021
Delta Air Lines’ employee vaccination rate has reached 82% in the three weeks after the company announced it would issue a $200 monthly health insurance surcharge for unvaccinated staff. 
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U.S. Airlines Warn Of Autumn Slowdown On Delta Variant Surge

By Ben Goldstein Sep 09, 2021
U.S. airlines warned of softening demand for post-Labor Day air travel, although they expect the weakness to subside in time for the winter holiday season. 
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Daily Memo: Delta Chooses The Stick To Incentivize Employee Vaccination

By Ben Goldstein Sep 08, 2021
Delta Air Lines has adopted a novel approach to employee vaccination that seeks to penalize workers who resist getting the shot, while not going as far as other carriers that have imposed blanket mandates.
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Daily Memo: Afghan Airlift Continues As Evacuees Seek New Lives

By Sean Broderick Sep 02, 2021
After some logistical hurdles during the CRAF effort’s first few days moving evacuees to the U.S., federal officials have worked with airlines and airports to improve procedures.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Southwest, Delta To Hire Extra Staff To Meet Demand Surge

By Ben Goldstein Aug 31, 2021
Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines announced plans to increase their employee hiring targets, part of an effort to address staffing shortages amid a strong U.S. domestic summer travel season.
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Delta Expands Pilot Pipeline Program

By Sean Broderick Aug 26, 2021
Delta Air Lines has added two universities to its Propel Pilot Career Path Program, expanding the list to 13 and broadening its candidate pool for pilots it will need to meet rising travel demand.
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