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Delta Sees Increase in July Load Factor but Prasm is Down

Delta Sees Increase in July Load Factor but Prasm is Down

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for July 2015.
The Atlanta-based carrier carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 20.91 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 4.7%, up from 20 billion in July 2014.  Domestic traffic rose 5.3%, up to 12.2 billion RPMs from 11.58 billion last year, while international traffic rose 3.8% to 8.7 billion RPMs, up from 8.38 billion during the same period of …

Great Moments in Travel History – August 2015

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The United Kingdom officially entered the First World War on August 4, 1914, with a declaration of war against Germany in support of its ally, France.  Hostilities had broken out on July 28 when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo.
Harriet Quimby became the first woman in the United States to be licensed as a qualified pilot on August 2, 1911.
The International Air …

$4 Billion Plan for LaGuardia Calls for New Single Terminal Building

$4 Billion Plan for LaGuardia Calls for New Single Terminal Building

New York’s LaGuardia Airport will get more than a makeover, based on a plan announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday.
The $4 billion plan calls for demolishing the existing terminals and building one massive new terminal the length of two football fields approximately 600 feet (183 meters) closer to the Grand Central Parkway.  The relocation will give the airport badly needed space for flight operations and taxiways.
“There is no way to …

Delta to Take Ownership Stake in China Eastern, Expand Partnership

Delta to Take Ownership Stake in China Eastern, Expand Partnership

Delta Air Lines announced an expansion of its partnership with China Eastern Airlines that includes taking an ownership stake in the airline.
The partnership calls for the two carriers to “better connect” the two airlines’ route networks as well as for Delta to invest $450 million to acquire a 3.55% stake in China Eastern.  The two airlines said they will make joint investments “in the customer experience” as well, in addition …

DOT Investigating 5 Airlines for ‘Price Gouging’ After Deadly Amtrak Crash in May

DOT Investigating 5 Airlines for ‘Price Gouging’ After Deadly Amtrak Crash in May

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced an investigation into possible price gouging by five airlines.  The agency is concerned that five American carriers may have raised airfares in the Northeast following a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May that disrupted rail service in the region.
In a letter sent to American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines on Friday, the agency requested fare information to …

Delta and LaGuardia Slowly Recovering from Power Failure

Delta and LaGuardia Slowly Recovering from Power Failure

Workers at New York’s LaGuardia Airport accidentally cut an electrical cable, causing a power outage at the airport’s Terminal C early Friday morning.  The incident resulted in over a hundred flight cancellations and delays.
Delta Air Lines was most heavily impacted, as the airline was forced to cancel approximately 119 Delta mainline and Delta connection flights at the New York City airport as of 10:30 a.m. EDT.  The carrier said that …

Delta Reports Second Quarter Earnings

Delta Reports Second Quarter Earnings

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for the second quarter of 2015.
The Atlanta-based carrier reported net income for the quarter of $1 billion, after one-time charges for a fleet restructuring, debt extinguishment, and employee profit-sharing.
Passenger revenue decreased by 1% to $9.139 billion from $9.266 billion for the three months ended June 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.
For the month of June, Delta saw an increase in its total traffic, …