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Delta and Port Authority Announce Plan for New Terminal at LaGuardia

Delta and Port Authority Announce Plan for New Terminal at LaGuardia

Delta Air Lines announced sweeping plans to replace its current two terminal buildings at LaGuardia Airport in New York City with a new facility.
The announcement followed approval by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, as part of a new lease agreement to run through 2050. The Port Authority is committing $600 million towards the construction of the new terminal, which will feature 37 …

Delta Unveils $1.9 Billion Relocation and Expansion Project at LAX

Delta Unveils $1.9 Billion Relocation and Expansion Project at LAX

Delta Air Lines announced on Wednesday ambitious plans to relocate and expand its existing operations at Los Angeles International Airport.
The announcement follows the approval of a terminal facilities lease and license by the airport’s governing body, the Board of Commissioners.
“This agreement represents a monumental step forward as we invest billions to make LAX the world-class airport that Angelenos and our visitors expect and deserve,” said the city’s mayor, Eric Garcetti.
The …

Delta Cuts Transatlantic Capacity on Brexit Concerns, Earnings Up 4.1%

Delta Cuts Transatlantic Capacity on Brexit Concerns, Earnings Up 4.1%

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for the June quarter.
The Atlanta-based carrier said earnings rose by a better-than-expected 4.1%, but revenue fell by 2% or $260 million, of which $65 million was attributed to foreign currency pressure.
The airline said it would reduce capacity on its U.S.-UK routes this winter due to additional foreign currency headwinds from the drop in the British pound and economy uncertainty caused by Brexit.
The revenue environment, …

Alaska, American, Delta, United Among U.S. Airlines to Receive Green Light for Service to Havana

Alaska, American, Delta, United Among U.S. Airlines to Receive Green Light for Service to Havana

The Department of Transportation announced that it awarded tentative authority to eight U.S. airlines to begin service to Havana.
Of the dozen carriers that applied for the opportunity to operate scheduled service to Havana, the eight that received tentative awards were Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and United Airlines. The DOT said that the carriers represent a variety of travel choices, …

Delta to Offer Kiehl’s Products in Tumi Amenity Kits

Delta to Offer Kiehl’s Products in Tumi Amenity Kits

Delta Air Lines announced that it added Kiehl’s Since 1851, an American cosmetics brand, products to its Tumi amenity kits. The kits are available to Delta One passengers on transatlantic and transpacific flights, as well as on flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and both Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.
Depending on the direction of travel, a Delta One customer will receive either a …

Delta Passenger Revenue Down 5% in June

Delta Passenger Revenue Down 5% in June

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for June 2016.
The nation’s third-largest airline said overall traffic was up by 3.1% in June, while consolidated passenger unit revenue, or Prasm, a key measure, decreased by 5%, reflecting “close-in domestic yield weakness and continued pressures from foreign exchange.”
Total system traffic for the month was 20.26 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 3.1% from 19.65 billion in June 2015. Domestic traffic …