Airbus will produce the A220-300s at a new US assembly facility in Mobile, Alabama. Construction of the plant, to be located adjacent to the existing Airbus A320 assembly facility, will begin later in January.
Delta Air Lines has seen its share price fall by nearly nine per cent after issuing a profit warning for the final three months of 2018.
Delta Air Lines has ordered ten additional Airbus A330-900 widebody aircraft, expanding the A330neo order book from 25 to 35 aircraft. Simultaneously, Delta and Airbus have agreed to defer ten previously ordered A350 XWBs to 2025-26 in order to accommodate the airline’s long-term growth strategy.
On hand for the delivery ceremony at the aircraft’s assembly line in Mirabel were members of the A220 team as well as government officials and executives from Delta, Airbus, Bombardier and Investissement Quebec.
Complementing the airline’s existing daily service to New York-JFK, the seasonal Boston route will offer customers more travel options from Edinburgh to the United States, with two flights every day during the peak summer months.
Delta Air Lines has reported adjusted pre-tax income of $1.6 billion for the September quarter. Adjusted earnings per share were $1.80, at the high end of guidance and up 16 per cent compared to the prior year quarter.
Delta Air Lines’ first A220-100 has taken off on its first flight from Mirabel airport, Québec. The aircraft was crewed by A220 programme test pilots.
Delta Air Lines will increase travel options to the US from London Heathrow next summer, offering a daily flight to Portland International Airport, up from four times weekly this year. The carrier will also offer a twice daily service to Detroit’s Wayne County Metropolitan Airport.
Breaking Travel News speaks to Jessica Wolf, sales manager for Delta Air Lines in the Dominican Republic, and Renee Campbell, station manager for Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, as they pick up the awards for North America’s Leading Airline, North America’s Leading Airline Brand and United States’ Leading Airline to the Caribbean during the World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony.
Breaking Travel News catches up with Michael Workman, regional operations manager with Delta Sky Club, and Lisa Thomas, Sky Club manager in Seattle, as Delta Sky Club at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is recognised with the title of North America’s Leading Airport Lounge at the World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2018.
Veronica Jimenez picks up the trophy for the United States’ Leading Airline to Mexico on behalf of Delta Air Lines during the World Travel Awards Latin America Ceremony 2018.