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Aeromexico Appoints New Chief Commercial Officer

Aeromexico Appoints New Chief Commercial Officer

Aeromexico announced the appointment of Nicolas Ferri to the position of chief commercial officer.
Mr. Ferri, who will assume the position on August 1, was previously Delta Air Lines’ vice president for Latin America and alliances within the Americas. He will report to the airline’s CEO, Andres Conesa.
Aeromexico and Delta established a joint venture for transborder flights in 2017 and Ferri relocated to Mexico City to serve as Delta’s vice president …

Delta to Open New LaGuardia Terminal This Fall

Delta to Open New LaGuardia Terminal This Fall

Delta Air Lines said it would open the first of four concourses in its new terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York City this fall.
The new terminal, which will replace Terminals C and D at the airport, will feature 37 gates, a centralized check-in area and security checkpoint, and a new Sky Club with an outdoor Sky Deck.
The first concourse will span 105,000 square feet (9,755 square meters) and offer …

Delta Enhances In-Flight Service in Coach with Welcome Drinks and More Choices for Meals

Delta Enhances In-Flight Service in Coach with Welcome Drinks and More Choices for Meals

Delta Air Lines announced plans to enhance its service in coach on international flights.
Every passenger will be offered a complimentary welcome cocktail, a hot towel service before the meal, and the ability to choose different options for appetizers and entrées.
The new service “is about investing in every single customer who chooses Delta, no matter where they sit on the plane,” said Allison Ausband, the airline’s senior vice president for in-flight …

Delta Reports Jump in Traffic, Capacity for June

Delta Reports Jump in Traffic, Capacity for June

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for June 2019.
The airline carried 18.9 million passengers in the month, a record not only for the month of June but for any month in its history.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 22.77 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a 6.2% increase from 21.49 billion RPMs in June 2018. Domestic traffic rose 8%, and international traffic was up by 3.4%.
Total …

Great Moments in Travel History – July 2019

July is the seventh month of the calendar and was named after the Roman dictator Gauis Julius Caesar. Before that, it was known as Quintillis, or the fifth month of the ten-month Roman calendar.
The month is typically the start of the “dog days” of summer, a period of hot, humid, and uncomfortable weather. The ancient Romans blamed Sirius, the Dog Star, which was believed to be a precursor to the …

Delta Plans 10% Stake in Korean Air

Delta Plans 10% Stake in Korean Air

Delta Air Lines announced it has taken an equity stake in its joint-venture partner, Korean Air.
The Atlanta-based airline said on Thursday it had acquired 4.3% of Hanjin-KAL, Korean Air’s largest shareholder and that it intends to increase its holdings to 10% over time, subject to regulatory approval.
“Experience tells us this investment will further strengthen our relationship as we continue to build on the value of the joint venture,” said Delta …

Delta Flight to Paris Diverts After ‘Unruly Passenger’ Hits Flight Attendant

Delta Flight to Paris Diverts After ‘Unruly Passenger’ Hits Flight Attendant

A Delta Air Lines flight from Indianapolis to Paris was forced to divert late Thursday after an “unruly passenger” began to act erratically.
Delta Flight 500 was in the air when, according to the criminal complaint, Ian Robert James Morin began “yelling and acting erratically.” Flight attendants tried to calm Morin down but he continued to shout and struck a flight attendant in the throat, an action he tried but failed …