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Delta and WestJet Move Forward with Transborder Joint Venture

Delta and WestJet Move Forward with Transborder Joint Venture

Delta Air Lines and WestJet announced the signing of a definitive agreement for a transborder joint venture for flights between and in the United States and Canada.
“With WestJet, we can augment the two airlines’ capabilities and bring together our strengths in this important transborder market,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s CEO.
The two carriers already have a codeshare partnership and the joint venture was first announced in December 2017.
The joint venture will …

Delta Reports Increase in Traffic and Capacity for May

Delta Reports Increase in Traffic and Capacity for May

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for June 2018.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 21.48 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a 3% increase from 20.83 billion RPMs in June 2017. Domestic traffic rose 5.1%, from 12.45 billion RPMs to 13.08 billion RPMs, while international traffic fell to 8.37 billion RPMs, a 0.01% decline from 8.38 billion RPMs the previous June.
Total system-wide capacity for the month …

JetBlue, United, Delta to Add New Non-Stops to Palm Springs

JetBlue, United, Delta to Add New Non-Stops to Palm Springs

Finally, Delta Air Lines will add seasonal non-stop service linking both New York and Atlanta to Palm Springs.  Both flights will operate starting December 20, 2018, and end on March 30, 2019.
United Airlines will operate non-stop service to Palm Springs from Newark Liberty International Airport from December 19, 2018 through March 30, 2019. Meanwhile, JetBlue will restart its seasonal service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Palm …

Delta Tightens Leash on Emotional Support Animal Policy

Delta Tightens Leash on Emotional Support Animal Policy

Delta Air Lines announced additional changes to its emotional support animal policy earlier in the week.
The new requirements, which go into effect on July 10, limit each passenger to one emotional support animal and ban “pit bull type dogs” as service or support animals.
The move follows what the airline said was an 84% increase in incidents involving service or support animals since 2016. The carrier also said that some passengers …

Virgin Atlantic Appoints Shai Weiss as CEO

Virgin Atlantic Appoints Shai Weiss as CEO

Virgin Atlantic Airways announced the appointment of Shai Weiss to the position of chief executive officer.
Mr. Weiss is currently the airline’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer as well as a member of its board of directors. Outgoing CEO Craig Kreeger will remain in his position until the end of 2018 and assist with the transition.
Referring to Mr. Weiss, Sir Richard Branson, the airline’s founder, said that “his drive, commitment …

Delta to Launch New Flights Between Seattle and Osaka

Delta to Launch New Flights Between Seattle and Osaka

Delta Air Lines announced that it will begin new service between Seattle and Osaka, Japan next year.
The carrier will operate the route using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, equipped with 25 lie-flat seats in Delta One, 29 seats in Delta Comfort+, the carrier’s premium economy lite section, and 171 seats in coach. Seats in Delta One are 21” wide and have a pitch of 76.5” to 81.4”.
Delta said it will announce schedule …

Delta Plans Non-Stop Service from Twin Cities to Seoul

Delta Plans Non-Stop Service from Twin Cities to Seoul

Delta Air Lines announced plans to operate non-stop service from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Seoul starting in 2019.
The new route will be operated in conjunction with joint-venture partner Korean Air. Travelers will be able to access dozens of cities in Southeast Asia via connecting flights operated by Korean Air.
The new flight “will be a great driver of international commerce” for the Twin Cities as well as the state of Minnesota, the …