Delta Air Lines has reported an adjusted pre-tax income of US$216 million for the three months to the end of September as the recovery from Covid-19 continues.
The risk of exposure to Covid-19 while travelling after all passengers test negative 72-hours in advance of your flight is less than 0.1 per cent, according to a study from Delta Air Lines.
Delta Air Lines has ordered 30 additional Airbus A321neo aircraft to help meet its future fleet requirements. In total, the carrier now has 135 of the aircraft type on order.
Delta is making it easier for trans-Atlantic families and friends to reunite in England as it ramps up service to offer nearly 30 weekly flights to London Heathrow this autumn.
Delta Air Lines has reported a $652 million profit for the three months to June. The figure was buoyed by $1.5 billion in government benefits related to the first and second payroll support program extensions.
Ahead of the G7 meeting in Cornwall later this month, aviation leaders from the UK and US said the lifting of restrictions was essential to igniting an economic recovery.
Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 25 A321neo (New Engine Option) aircraft with Airbus. This is in addition to Delta’s 2017 order of 100 A321neo aircraft.
Delta chief executive, Ed Bastian, said: “If recovery trends hold, we expect positive cash generation for the June quarter and see a path to return to profitability in the September quarter.”
Delta is continuing its commitment to provide more space on board as the only United States airline to block middle seats and limit capacity.
Daily cash burn averaged $12 million for the three months to December, though this was down from $24 million per day in the September quarter.