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Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Delta Offer Concessions to Settle EU Probe

Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Delta Offer Concessions to Settle EU Probe

A European Union anti-trust investigation of three SkyTeam airlines may be close to resolution after the airlines offered to give up slots at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Alitalia, Air France-KLM, and Delta Air Lines proposed giving up arrival and departure slots on two routes, New York-Amsterdam and New York Rome, the European Commission, the EU antitrust regulator, said Tuesday in a statement. The slots would allow for greater …

Delta Reports Third Quarter Earnings

Delta Reports Third Quarter Earnings

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for the third quarter of 2014.
The Atlanta-based airline reported net income for the quarter of $1.0 billion, after one-time charges for a fleet restructuring, debt extinguishment, and employee profit-sharing.  Passenger revenue increased 6% to $9.776 billion from $9.254 billion for the three months ended September 2014 compared to the same period in 2013.
Passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, rose 2.4%.
Passenger traffic in …

Delta Announces Changes to SkyMiles Medallion Qualification Requirements

Delta Announces Changes to SkyMiles Medallion Qualification Requirements

Delta Air Lines announced it was raising one of its requirements for elite status, effective for the 2016 calendar year.
On Thursday, the Atlanta-based airline said it would raise its Medallion Qualification Dollar, or MQD, requirement for earning Medallion status.  Meeting MQD thresholds was first added to qualify for elite status for 2015.   MQDs measure a member’s annual spending on Delta flights.
The MQD requirement for Silver Medallion members will increase from …

Delta to Remain at Dallas Love Field Through 2014

Delta to Remain at Dallas Love Field Through 2014

Delta Air Lines announced that it will remain at Dallas Love Field through at least the end of the year.
The airline said it  “has secured the right to continue to operate service at Dallas Love Field through the end of the year, and continues to work with all parties involved toward a permanent solution to allow for long-term service,” adding that it “remains committed to serving its North Texas customers …

Delta Threatens to Sue Dallas Over Love Field Gates

Delta Threatens to Sue Dallas Over Love Field Gates

Delta Air Lines is threatening to sue the city of Dallas because it will no longer be able to operate flights out of Dallas Love Field after October 12.
Delta, which has flown from the airport since 2008 using gate space leased from American Airlines, was told by the city on Monday that it would no longer have room for its flights.  The problem stems from the fact that American gave …

American Airlines Seeks to Take Over Delta Haneda Landing Slot

American Airlines Seeks to Take Over Delta Haneda Landing Slot

American Airlines Group said it had filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation for a landing slot at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport currently held by Delta Air Lines.  American said that the Atlanta-based carrier isn’t making the best possible use of the flight rights.
The airline wants to use Delta’s Haneda slot to operate daily, non-stop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Tokyo, a plan “substantially superior to Delta’s near-dormant Seattle-Haneda …

Delta Reports Rise in Traffic and Prasm for September

Delta Reports Rise in Traffic and Prasm for September

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for September 2014.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 16.95 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 5.4%, up from 16.08 billion in September 2013. Domestic traffic rose 5.7%, up to 9.6 billion RPMs from 9.09 billion last year, while international traffic rose 5.2% to 7.35 billion RPMs, up from 6.99 billion during the same period of 2013.
Total system-wide …