Delta has unveiled plans to retire its 18 widebody Boeing 777s by the end of 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The retirement will accelerate a strategy to simplify and modernise the Delta fleet.
Delta Air Lines has reported a pre-tax loss of $607 million, or $0.84 per share, for the first quarter of 2020. The figure compares to a profit of $946 million for the same period last year.
LATAM Airlines Group has signed a loyalty program agreement with Delta that will enable reciprocal frequent flyer benefits. The deal will come into effect on April 1st.
Virgin Atlantic, Delta, Air France and KLM have launched a new expanded joint venture. The deal is designed to offer a greater choice of routes and loyalty options when travelling between Europe, the United Kingdom and North America.
Delta Air Lines has reported total revenue of $47 billion for financial 2019, up 7.5 per cent over 2018. The American carrier said it had secured adjusted earnings per share of $7.31, a 30 per cent increase year-over-year.
Delta Air Lines is transforming its popular Fly Delta app into a digital concierge that anticipates customer needs. The American carrier seeks to offer convenient services, like a ride to the airport, and deliver thoughtful notifications, keeping customers moving seamlessly on their journey.
The deal, covering operations at LATAM Airlines Peru, LATAM Airlines Colombia and LATAM Airlines Ecuador, will start in the first quarter of 2020, subject to applicable regulatory approval.
Customers will walk for the first time into the bright and spacious concourse in what will become Delta’s Terminal C, marking a major milestone in the $8 billion transformation of the airport.
Delta Air Lines has revealed it will take a 20 per cent stake in LATAM Airlines Group. The deal, valued at US$1.9 billion, is likely to prove a blow to American Airlines, with the rival carrier having sought a joint-venture with the Chilean-based carrier to grow revenue in South America.
Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are boosting flights between the UK and US from next summer, which sees Delta join Virgin in serving Gatwick Airport together for the first time.
The agreement has been made possible by a recent decision by the United States Federal Aviation Administration to grant the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam CAT1 certification.
Customers will enjoy a new dining experience later this year when Delta debuts its new main cabin service. Complimentary welcome cocktails, featuring Bellinis, will be offered to start, while a hot towel service and mix-and-match option starters and mains are also to be introduced in November.