Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines and EL AL Israel Airlines will offer reciprocal code-share and frequent flyer benefits

Delta and EL AL Israel Airlines launch code-share agreement

Delta Air Lines and EL AL Israel Airlines have implemented a long-term code-share agreement effective December 18, 2023 for travel beginning January 1, 2024, improving connection opportunities for customers flying between the Americas and Tel Aviv. The airlines will offer reciprocal code-share and frequent flyer benefits, including the ability to earn and redeem SkyMiles or Matmid points …

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Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines implements corporate job cuts to mitigate rising expenses

As the aviation industry grapples with increased costs, including those related to fuel and labour, Delta Air Lines is taking steps to reduce its expenses. The company is implementing a series of measures, including corporate job cuts, to align with its financial goals. In a statement provided to CNBC, Delta explained, “While we’re not yet …

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S&P upgraded Delta to a “BB+” rating

S&P Global Ratings upgrades Delta’s credit rating

S&P Global Ratings (S&P) has upgraded Delta’s credit rating, citing the company’s financial performance and continued strong demand for air travel. The firm, which evaluates and assigns ratings to companies based on how they measure financial results, upgraded Delta to a “BB+” rating, one step below an investment-grade rating. “The company, along with its mainline …

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Delta, Certares and Knighthead accelerate Wheels Up business transformation

Delta emerges as primary investor in US$500 million rescue package for Wheels Up

Delta Air Lines, Certares Management and Knighthead Capital Management have announced an expanded partnership with Wheels Up Experience to accelerate the company’s business transformation. Earlier this year, Wheels Up announced plans to scale and evolve its product offerings to deliver world-class private aviation service profitably. Funding provided by Delta, certain affiliates of Certares and Knighthead, and other …

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Delta and LATAM’s first new joint venture route from Sao Paulo has just landed in Los Angeles

Delta and LATAM inaugurate first route in the Brazilian market

Delta and LATAM’s first new joint venture route in the Brazilian market has landed in Los Angeles (LAX). The Boeing 777 aircraft departed São Paulo (GRU) on Tuesday, August 1, and turned the largest city in California into LATAM’s 22nd international destination from Brazil. It is also LATAM Brazil’s fifth destination in the U.S. after …

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Ground-breaking of Delta's new pilot training facility in Salt Lake City

Delta breaks ground on new pilot training facility in Salt Lake City

On June 29, Delta Air Lines (Delta) broke ground on a new pilot training facility in its key Mountain West hub, Salt Lake City. The SLC training facility will complement Delta’s Atlanta training facility, which has 34 full-flight sims, plus 13 Flight Training Devices (FTDs) and 20 Procedure Trainers (PTs).  Located next to Salt Lake …

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Willis Lease adds Delta Air Lines to North American lease pool

Willis Lease Finance Corporation reported that Delta Air Lines has joined the North American pooling agreement. Members in this engine sharing arrangement include American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, WestJet and Alaska Airlines and the pool covers CFM56-7B engines used to power Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft. The North American pool, now with the addition of Delta …

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