Delta Invest $2m for study of potential facility to produce biofuel

As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Delta Air Lines is investing $2 million to partner with Northwest Advanced Bio-fuels, LLC (NWABF) for the feasibility study of a biofuel production facility to produce sustainable aviation fuel and other biofuel products. The sustainable aviation fuel, expected to be produced in a facility in Washington State, could be used in Delta operations at stations in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. NWABF’s project would utilize wood residue deposits and wood slash lying on forest floors to produce the biofuel, which would…

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Delta to debut wholly reinvented international main cabin experience

Delta Air Lines customers can expect to be impressed on board Delta’s international routes starting this November when the airline debuts its industry-leading Main Cabin experience. Free “Welcome Aboard” cocktails featuring Bellinis to start, hot towel service and mix-and-match options for premium appetizers and larger entrees are just a few of the ways Delta is differentiating its international Main Cabin service.   “This is about investing in every single customer who chooses Delta, no matter where they sit on the plane. The thoughtful touches we’re investing in throughout the new…

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Delta Air Lines marks 12 months of flying between Lagos, New York-JFK

Delta Air Lines is marking a successful first 12 months of flying between Lagos and New York-JFK.  The nonstop flight started on March 26, 2018 and operates three times a week. Delta also flies nonstop between Lagos and Atlanta four times a week, meaning Nigerians have a daily connection to the United States.  Over the past year, Delta’s Lagos-New York-JFK service had an average load factor of 84percent, welcomed almost 60,000 customers onboard, seen the most popular onward connections to Baltimore, Dallas, Chicago and Boston “Nigeria is an important market…

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Delta Air Lines removes single-use plastics on-board, in clubs

Delta Air Lines is continuing the removal of a variety of single-use plastic items, including stir sticks, wrappers, utensils and straws from its aircraft and Delta Sky Clubs. The ongoing effort comes on the heels of the global airline’s leading move to remove plastic wrap from international Main Cabin cutlery in April, and is expected to eliminate more than 300,000 pounds in plastic waste annually – that’s more than the weight of two Boeing 757 aircraft. Other moves contributing to Delta’s long-time sustainability efforts include the elimination of unnecessary plastic…

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Delta Air Lines announces September Quarter profit of $1.6b adjusted pre-tax income

Delta Air Lines has reported financial results for the September quarter 2018. Highlights of the results include $1.6 billion adjusted pre-tax income for the September quarter 2018 and adjusted earnings per share of $1.80, at the high end of guidance. Adjusted earnings per share were up 16 percent compared to the prior year quarter, driven by revenue momentum, tax reform benefits and a four percent lower share count.  Results reflect a $30 million negative impact from Hurricane Florence.   “Our solid eight percent revenue growth, combined with flat non-fuel unit…

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Delta Air Lines enters codeshare partnership with Kenya Airways

Delta Air Lines has entered into a codeshare partnership with Kenya Airways on flights to and from Kenya Airways’ hub at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.     Effective August 11, Delta’s code will be placed on Kenya Airways’ flights from Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Accra to Nairobi, enhancing connectivity and providing customers with a one-stop seamless travel experience from the United States. In addition, Delta will place its code on Kenya Airways’ services to more than 10 key cities across Africa, including: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Lilongwe, Malawi; Maputo, Mozambique; Johannesburg,…

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Delta sets all-time record in June with 17.7m passengers

Delta Air Lines in June flew more customers than any other month in the company’s history, with nearly 17.7 million flying on mainline and Delta Connection flights around the world. The airline also ended the quarter with a record 50 million customers flown in the three months from April to June. While June 30, 2017, still holds the record for most customers flown on a single day at more than 646,000, the Friday before the 2018 Fourth of July holiday wasn’t far behind with just a thousand fewer customers flown.…

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Delta, Los Angeles World Airports set to construct $1.86b Delta Sky Way at LAX

Delta Air Lines and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) have formally kicked off the Delta Sky Way at LAX project — Delta’s $1.86 billion plan to modernize, upgrade and connect Terminals 2, 3, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal (Terminal B). Construction is expected to begin this fall. The project kick-off follows the LAWA Board of Airport Commissioners’ recent approval of the largest tenant improvement award in its history, which cleared the way for the Delta Sky Way at LAX to begin. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Delta CEO Ed…

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