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Delta to Acquire 10% of Air France-KLM, Combine Separate Joint Ventures

Delta to Acquire 10% of Air France-KLM, Combine Separate Joint Ventures

Delta Air Lines said Thursday it plans to acquire a 10% stake in Air France-KLM, one of three cross-border investments the airline’s partners will make. It also plans to combine its current but separate joint ventures with Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic.
China Eastern, a Delta partner, will also acquire 10% of Air France-KLM, while Air France will in turn buy a 31% stake in Virgin Atlantic from parent Virgin Group.
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Delta Passengers at DCA Now Able to Board Planes Using Fingerprints As Boarding Pass

Delta Passengers at DCA Now Able to Board Planes Using Fingerprints As Boarding Pass

Delta Air Lines announced that it expanded its biometric check-in functionality at Washington Reagan National Airport to allow passengers to use their fingerprints in lieu of a using boarding pass to board a plane.
The airline had launched a pilot program at the airport in May that allowed eligible members of Delta’s SkyMiles loyalty program to use fingerprints to gain entry to the Delta Sky Club instead of using a boarding …

Delta to Move Ahead with $4 Billion New Terminal at LaGuardia by Itself

Delta to Move Ahead with $4 Billion New Terminal at LaGuardia by Itself

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey signed off on a deal approving a $4 billion plan for Delta Air Lines build a new terminal at LaGuardia Airport. Delta will now pay for almost the entirety of the project, Goldman Sachs, a former partner and co-financer of the project, backed out.
Sachs was originally supposed to provide $300 million in equity investments and $3.6 billion in debt financing. Delta …

Delta to Launch Atlanta-Shanghai Flights

Delta to Launch Atlanta-Shanghai Flights

Delta Air Lines announced that it will begin new service between Atlanta and Shanghai next July.
Flights will depart Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 3 p.m. and arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 6:50 p.m. local time the next day. From Shanghai, flights are scheduled to depart at 11:40 a.m. and arrive back in Atlanta at 2:55 p.m.
Delta will operate the service using Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, equipped with 291 seats, …

Delta to Increase Seattle-Austin Frequency, Add Service to Medford, Oregon

Delta to Increase Seattle-Austin Frequency, Add Service to Medford, Oregon

Delta Air Lines announced that it will add a second daily flight between Seattle and Austin on October 1 this year. In addition, the carrier plans to launch daily service between Seattle and Medford, Oregon, on that date.
The new Seattle-Austin flight will depart Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 8:15 a.m. and arrive at Austin Bergstrom International Airport at 2:30 p.m. Return flights are scheduled to depart at 3:15 p.m. and arrive …

Delta to Begin Los Angeles-Mexico City Route

Delta to Begin Los Angeles-Mexico City Route

Delta Air Lines announced that it plans to launch daily service between Los Angeles and Mexico City on December 1. The carrier previously operated the route, but discontinued it in 2005.
Flights are scheduled to depart Los Angeles International Airport at 9:30 a.m. an arrive at Mexico City International Airport at 3:10 p.m. Flights from the Mexican capital to Los Angeles will depart at 4:30 p.m. and arrive at 7 p.m.
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JetBlue to Offer Status Match to Mosaic

JetBlue to Offer Status Match to Mosaic

JetBlue Airways said Friday it would offer members of other airlines’ frequent-flyer programs a match to Mosaic status.
The match would be valid for the remainder of 2017 and is applicable to flyers with the following elite status levels: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, MVP Gold, and MVP Gold 75k; American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum Pro, and AAdvantage Executive Platinum; Delta Air Lines SkyMiles Medallion Silver, Medallion Gold, Medallion Platinum, and …