Delta gives customers more ways to reclaim joy of travel

Global airline’s people-first approach continues with landmark moves that boost loyalty rewards, simplify travel and reignite the experience   Delta customers can now look forward to industry-first loyalty rewards, digital tools that make it simple and seamless to satisfy travel requirements, more seats to more destinations, and new and classic onboard refreshment options. Consumer confidence and demand for travel are growing as COVID-19 vaccinations accelerate, and Delta is welcoming customers back with new travel experiences – all while enhancing the Delta CareStandard health and safety commitment the airline has become…

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Delta Air Lines announces 2020 financial results, provides outlook for March 2021 quarter

Delta Air Lines today reported financial results for the December quarter and full year 2020 and provided its outlook for the March quarter 2021. “Our December quarter results capped the toughest year in Delta’s history. I want to thank the Delta people who have risen to the occasion, focusing on delivering results for all of our stakeholders by putting our customers at the center of our recovery,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s chief executive officer.  “While our challenges continue in 2021, I am optimistic this will be a year of recovery…

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Delta eliminates international change fees, adds more flexibility to new tickets

Delta is making it easier for customers to book, change or cancel their travel plans by permanently eliminating change fees for tickets when flying internationally from North America.   As customers consider travel in 2021 and beyond, they can look forward to more choice and control over managing their plans as Delta is expanding on its customer-first flexibility promise. “No year has better demonstrated the value of flexibility than this one,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. “Our approach has always been to put people first, which is why we’re extending…

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Delta posts adjusted pre-tax loss of $2.6b, ends Sept. quarter with $21.6b in liquidity

Delta Air Lines today reported financial results for the September quarter 2020. “While our September quarter results demonstrate the magnitude of the pandemic on our business, we have been  encouraged as more customers travel and we are seeing a path of progressive improvement in our revenues, financial results and daily cash burn,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s chief executive officer.  “The actions we are taking now to take care of our people, simplify our fleet, improve the customer experience, and strengthen our brand will allow Delta to accelerate into a post-COVID…

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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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Delta commits $1 billion to become first carbon neutral airline globally

Starting March 1, 2020, Delta Air Lines is committing $1 billion over the next 10 years on its journey to mitigate all emissions from its global business, going forward. The airline will invest in driving innovation, advancing clean air travel technologies, accelerating the reduction of carbon emissions and waste, and establishing new projects to mitigate the balance of emissions. “There is no substitute for the power that travel has to connect people, which our world needs today more than ever before. As we connect customers around the globe, it is…

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Air France, KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic launch world’s leading partnership

Air France, KLM, Delta and Virgin Atlantic have launched their expanded joint venture offering a greater choice of routes and loyalty options when travelling between Europe, the U.K. and North America.   The new partnership provides customers with more convenient flight schedules and a shared goal of ensuring a smooth and consistent travel experience, whichever airline people fly.  The partnership also provides the flexibility to book flights on any of the four carriers through their respective mobile apps, websites, or via travel agents. Customers will enjoy award-winning service, top-tier premium cabin…

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Delta Air Lines announces pre-tax income of $1.2b for Dec. quarter

Delta Air Lines has reported financial results for the December quarter and full year 2018 including both GAAP and adjusted metrics.    Adjusted pre-tax income for the December quarter 2018 was $1.2 billion driven by over $700 million of revenue growth, allowing the company to fully recapture the $508 million increase in adjusted fuel expense and produce an 11 percent adjusted pre-tax margin.  Adjusted earnings per share increased by 42 percent year over year to $1.30. For the full year, adjusted pre-tax income was $5.1 billion, a $137 million decrease…

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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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