Delta Air Lines partners RB to advance CareStandard, disinfection protocols

Delta is partnering with RB, the makers of Lysol®, to drive greater confidence in travel by innovating cleaner more hygienic experiences for customers and employees, alike. The partnership will pair Delta’s strength in safety and operational rigour with Lysol’s 130 years of germ-kill expertise and innovation to continue improving upon Delta CareStandardSM protocols launched during the COVID-19 pandemic across Delta airport locations and on board our aircraft. Keeping surfaces clean is one of the areas the Delta CareStandard focuses on, along with giving travelers more space, cleaner air and providing safety and…

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Delta announces June quarter financial results, update on COVID-19 response actions

Delta Air Lines today reported financial results for the June quarter 2020 and outlined its continued response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. “A $3.9 billion adjusted pre-tax loss for the June quarter on a more than $11 billion decline in revenue over last year, illustrates the truly staggering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business. In the face of this challenge, our people have acted quickly and decisively to protect our customers and our company, reducing our average daily cash burn by more than 70 percent since late March to…

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More flights, service return in July as Delta leads safety measures

As economies reopen and border restrictions lift, Delta will add almost 1,000 flights system-wide in July, boosting service and nonstop connectivity to popular summer destinations and major business markets. Customers traveling or considering travel this summer can feel confident in a safe experience throughout the journey, from check-in to baggage claim. Delta has implemented several measures to encourage extra space and provide peace of mind at the airport, as well as committed to capping cabin seating at 60 percent in Main Cabin and 50 percent in First Class and blocking…

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1,739 foreigners evacuated from MMIA, as Delta evacuates 200 Americans

.. As another batch of Americans are set to be evacuated Wednesday, followed by SAA, Air France Delta Air Lines from the United States on Tuesday afternoon evacuated 200 Americans at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos in continuation of the evacuation exercise. This number brings to about 1,739 foreigners so far evacuated from Nigeria through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos since the evacuation exercise began about 10 days ago. The regional manager, South West Airport, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Victoria Shin-Aba disclosed these…

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Delta Air Lines passenger lampoons airline for poor treatment of Nigerians

A Delta Air Lines passenger has lampooned the airline for poor treatment of Nigerian passengers. The passenger who pleaded anonymity called on the regulatory authority to protect Nigerian passengers from the ill treatment of foreign airlines operating in and out of the country. She noted that this kind of bad treatment is not new for Delta Airlines as it has become their norm, adding that the lack of fines and sanctions to businesses like this allow things like this to continue in the country. According to her:“ On Wednesday 22nd…

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Delta Air Lines announces 2019 pre-tax income of $6.2b

Delta Air Lines has reported financial results for the December quarter and full year 2019 and provided its outlook for the March quarter 2020. December Quarter Financial Highlights include: Adjusted earnings per share of $1.70, a 31 percent increase year over year; above guidance of $1.20 to $1.50 on stronger revenue, lower fuel and a nine-cent net gain related to the unwinding of the GOL relationship • Total revenue grew to $11.4 billion, up 7 percent over prior year when prior year period is adjusted for sale of DAL Global…

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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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