LONDON, June 9, 2006 – Today, nine SkyTeam carriers signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with British Airport Authority (BAA) to co-locate their facilities in Terminal 4 at London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) providing easier connections and more convenience to the nearly 3.5 million SkyTeam passengers who travel through LHR each year. According to the agreement, by 2008 carriers with existing LHR service, including Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, Czech Airlines and Korean Air, will join KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, which currently serves its passengers in this terminal.
June 9, 2006 5:34 p.m.
June 9, 2006 1:26 p.m.
ATLANTA, June 9, 2006 – Delta is recalling between 60 and 70 furloughed pilots this summer as the airline restructures its network to improve revenue and better meet customers’ domestic and international travel needs.
June 8, 2006 4:18 p.m.
ATLANTA, June 8, 2006 – To help offset rising fuel costs, Delta Air Lines has raised passenger surcharges on tickets purchased on or after June 8, 2006 for travel on most trans-Atlantic flights from the Western Hemisphere. The surcharge will increase $10 each way for passengers originating their travel in the Western Hemisphere (except Canada/Mexico) to Delta’s trans-Atlantic markets. The surcharge for travel originating in Italy will increase €10.
June 8, 2006 12:48 p.m.
ATLANTA, June 8, 2006 – No matter where Delta Air Lines customers are flying in North America today, they are likely to be in close proximity to the introduction of a new Delta route. As the official launch date of the summer 2006 schedule, Delta today is adding service on 23 new routes across the United States and Canada, touching customers in 19 states and every major Delta hub.
June 7, 2006 1:27 p.m.
ATLANTA, June 7, 2006 - Delta Air Lines CEO Gerald Grinstein met with senators and representatives on Capitol Hill today to fight for pension reform legislation that would help preserve already accrued benefits for Delta’s more than 91,000 ground and flight attendant employees and retirees. He thanked key leaders in the legislative effort for their support and encouraged them to pass pension reform with the Senate airline provision as quickly as possible.
June 5, 2006 4:58 p.m.
Delta Air Lines Reports May Traffic (Article)
ATLANTA, June 5, 2006 – Delta Air Lines today reported traffic results for May 2006. System traffic for May 2006 decreased 9.7 percent from May 2005 with a capacity decrease of 10.0 percent. Delta’s system load factor was 76.7 percent in May 2006, up 0.4 points from the same period last year.
June 2, 2006 5:36 p.m.
PARIS, June 2, 2006 – SkyTeam announced today that the alliance is seeing strong momentum in network development on a global and market level as China Southern continues to make progress on fulfilling alliance joining requirements and as Portugalia Airlines takes the first steps toward becoming a SkyTeam Associate Airline. The announcement was made during a press briefing in conjunction with the SkyTeam Governing Board’s meeting today in Paris. In addition to network development, the executives provided updates on key SkyTeam service areas.
June 2, 2006 5:35 p.m.
PARIS, June 2, 2006 – SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, announced it will be the official alliance of the 2007 Paris Air Show, after signing International Paris Air Show Le Bourget as the first SkyTeam Global Meetings customer. SkyTeam will provide the event organizers with a streamlined process for arranging travel for the show’s attendees and exhibitors. This agreement comes less than a month after the initial launch of the new SkyTeam Global Meetings product.
June 2, 2006 12:48 p.m.
ATLANTA, June 2, 2006 – Delta’s SkyMiles ® customers now can dial for miles. The airline today announced its new partnership with Proximiti Communications, Inc. that will allow SkyMiles members to earn miles when switching their home, home office or small business phone service to Proximiti.
June 1, 2006 12:50 p.m.
ATLANTA, June 1, 2006 – Delta Air Lines this month will further expand its fast-growing presence across Latin America and the Caribbean with the addition of nine new routes to seven destinations across the region. Five of the destinations – Kingston, Jamaica; Aquadilla and Ponce, Puerto Rico; and Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador+ – will be served by Delta for the first time, while customers in Cancun, Mexico and Sao Paulo, Brazil, will enjoy expanded service to new U.S. gateways.