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Delta Sees Increase in June Traffic

Delta Sees Increase in June Traffic

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for June 2017.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 20.83 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 2.8% from 20.26 billion in June 2016.  Domestic traffic rose 3.9% to 12.45 billion RPMs from 11.98 billion last year, while international traffic increased to 8.38 billion RPMs, a 1.3% rise from 8.27 billion RPMs the previous June.
Total system-wide capacity for …

Delta to Link Boston with Pittsburgh, New Orleans

Delta to Link Boston with Pittsburgh, New Orleans

Delta Air Lines announced that it will launch new twice-daily service between Boston and Pittsburgh on October 1 this year. In addition, the carrier plans to begin new seasonal Boston-New Orleans service on February 10, 2018, which will be offered through April 1.
Flights to Pittsburgh will depart Boston Logan International Airport at 8:10 a.m. and 7:55 p.m., arriving at Pittsburgh International Airport at 9:55 a.m. and 9:45 p.m., respectively. From …

Former Delta CEO Richard Anderson to Take the Reins at Amtrak

Former Delta CEO Richard Anderson to Take the Reins at Amtrak

Amtrak, the operator of most of the United States’ passenger rail services, announced the appointment of Richard Anderson to the position of chief executive officer.
Anderson is the former CEO of Delta Air Lines.
The railroad’s current CEO, Wick Moorman, will serve as co-CEO along with Anderson until the end of the year. Anderson is expected to start at Amtrak on July 12.
“It is an honor to join Amtrak at a time …

Delta, Korean Air Begin Joint Venture

Delta, Korean Air Begin Joint Venture

Delta Air Lines announced the start of a new trans-Pacific joint venture with Korean Air.
Under the new joint venture, the two carriers will have a combined network of over 290 destinations throughout Asia and the Americas. The two will also offer more codeshares in the trans-Pacific market than they currently do.
In addition, the carriers will begin joint sales in Asia and the United States. Members of Delta’s SkyMiles and Korean’s …

Delta to Launch New Airbus A350, Delta One Suites on Oct. 30 on Detroit-Tokyo Route

Delta to Launch New Airbus A350, Delta One Suites on Oct. 30 on Detroit-Tokyo Route

Delta Air Lines will introduce its first Airbus A350 as well as its new Delta One suites and Premium Select products on October 30, 2017 on its Detroit-Tokyo (Narita) route.
The Atlanta-based airline is the first U.S. carrier to operate the A350.
Each Delta One suite has a full-height door and there are sliding privacy dividers separating center suites. Each suite also has individually customizable ambient lighting, storage compartments for a laptop, headphones, …

Petition Calls for Delta to Retire Last Boeing 747 by U.S. Carrier in Pan Am’s Colors

A group of aviation enthusiasts led by Alfonso Vazquez, an executive pilot currently living in Mexico who is a member of the popular Remembering the Pan Am Worldport Facebook group, has launched a petition calling for Delta Air Lines to commemorate the last Boeing 747 to be operated by a U.S. airline by repainting it in Pan Am’s livery.
The enthusiasts also request that United Airlines paint the last of its 747s …

Lobby Bar – June 9: Portable Fireplaces, Bring Your Own Restaurant, and Why Muggles Hate the Theater

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Something missing. Join Jonathan Spira and Jeremy Del Nero at Upper Story, a restaurant by Charlie Palmer. Upper Story is a new concept: BYO restaurant. What started with us bringing our own coffee creamer and dessert and has since evolved into a full-fledged operation that requires dining guests to bring their own tables, chairs, and napkins as …