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Delta Reports Traffic and Capacity Increase for July

Delta Reports Traffic and Capacity Increase for July

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for July 2017.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 21.73 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 2.7% from 21.15 billion in July 2016.  Domestic traffic rose 4.8% to 13.02 billion RPMs from 12.43 billion last year, while international traffic decreased to 8.71 billion RPMs, a 0.2% drop from 8.73 billion RPMs the previous July.
Total system-wide capacity for …

Delta Debuts New Boarding Experience at Hartsfield-Jackson

Delta Debuts New Boarding Experience at Hartsfield-Jackson

Delta Air Lines announced the launch of a new test program that it says will enhance the boarding experience at the gate for passengers, as well as expedite the boarding process at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s T Concourse.
Some of the features of the program include mobile agent pods, which will replace the larger, traditional gate counters, as well as handheld devices for gate agents which will enable them to make …

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 …