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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 …

Delta Reports Record Passenger Traffic for May

Delta Reports Record Passenger Traffic for May

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for May 2019. The airline carried 18.1 million passengers, a record for the month of May.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 21.06 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 7 %, up from 19.69 billion in May 2018. Domestic traffic rose 8.3%, while international traffic rose 5.8%.
Total system-wide capacity for the month increased, up 5.3% to 24.04 …

Delta Names Boston as New Hub

Delta Names Boston as New Hub

Delta Air Lines announced that Boston Logan International Airport is the airline’s newest hub.
The Boston hub will serve as a secondary transatlantic gateway. New York is its primary transatlantic gateway.
“We’ve been making significant investments in Boston this year,” said Amy Martin, managing director for network planning at the airline, speaking at an industry event, adding that “this has really enabled us to graduate Boston from what we consider a focus …

Delta Opens New Sky Club in Austin

Delta Opens New Sky Club in Austin

Delta Air Lines announced on Tuesday the opening of a new Sky Club at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
The new lounge, that features an eclectic décor the airline said was inspired by the city of Austin, offers travelers a covered outdoor Sky Deck, a variety of seating areas, a full-service bar with beer from local breweries, and seasonal menus.
“We look forward to welcoming guests traveling through Austin,” said Claude Roussel, the Sky Club’s …

Airbus Enhances Performance, Extends Range of A220 Aircraft

Airbus Enhances Performance, Extends Range of A220 Aircraft

Airbus, which just delivered its 12,000th aircraft, in this case an A220 to Delta Air Lines, announced plans to increase the performance of its single-aisle A220 family aircraft.
The maximum takeoff weight of the A220 is being increased by 2.3 metric tons resulting in a maximum range increase of 450 nautical miles, the aircraft manufacturer said at a media event in Toulouse, France. The range of the A220-300 variant of the …