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The yearly ranking is determined by metrics such as delays, canceled flights, involuntary denied boarding and complaints. The award comes on the heels of Delta's recent designation as the most on-time airline by Flight Global for the second consecutive year. ​Veteran airline reporter Scott McCartney of the Wall Street Journal ...
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Delta has surpassed last year's total number of cancel-free days with two weeks left in the year, logging 243 days without canceling a single mainline flight1 and besting the airline's previous record of 242 set in 2017. "Continuing to take operational reliability to new heights, together with our service-from-the-heart focus ...
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Delta Air Lines today reported operating performance for November 2018. The company carried 15.5 million customers across its broad global network, a record for the month of November. For the December quarter, Delta expects to generate earnings per share at the high-end of the company’s $1.10 - $1.30 guidance range ...
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As Delta continues to focus on further improving its industry-leading operational reliability, the airline is investing in new tools and technology to further eliminate maintenance cancellations and enhance the customer experience. Delta's latest investment is a multi-year agreement with Airbus to use the Skywise open-data platform and related predictive maintenance ...
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Delta Air Lines operated more than 55,000 flights carrying nearly 6 million customers during the peak travel period from Dec. 21, 2017, to Jan. 1, 2018, without a mainline flight cancellation while setting a company record with a 99.85 percent combined Delta and Delta Connection completion factor, the measure of ...
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Delta Air Lines flew without a mainline flight cancellation for the 30 days of November, including the busy Thanksgiving period, setting a company record and highlighting the intense focus of Delta's 80,000 employees on delivering a safe, reliable operation for the 180 million customers Delta flies each year.1 The airline ...
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Delta Air Lines flew more than 2.35 million customers on nearly 23,000 flights during the holiday period from Wednesday to Sunday without a single cancellation anywhere across its global operation and an on-time rate of 92.7 percent.1 The strong operational performance during one of the busiest travel periods of the ...
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On Sept. 2, roughly 5,000 Delta and Delta Connection flights crisscrossed the globe without a single cancellation. The next day it happened again. And then again. For more than eight days, the operation hummed along sans cancel, beating the previous record by about 12 hours. During that time, 38,531 flights ...
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Delta today reported financial and operating performance for June 2016, amid a decline in unit revenues. Consolidated PRASM (passenger revenue per available seat-mile) for June dipped 5 percent compared to the same timeframe a year ago, according to Delta’s press release. The airline said the decline is due to close-in ...
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We’re not even halfway through the year and Delta is already on pace to beat last year’s record for days without a canceled flight. With 161 days having elapsed in 2016 and 205 days remaining, Delta has already notched 100 days without a mainline cancellation, beating out last year’s 100-day ...
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Delta employees hit it out of the operational park in March, topping the charts with the fewest cancellations and taking second place in on-time and baggage performance1 among the 12 carriers tracked in the Department of Transportation Air Travel Consumer Report, published Monday. With 99.9 percent of flights completed as ...
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Delta maintained its strong operational performance in February among U.S. carriers, according to the Department of Transportation’s monthly Air Travel Consumer Report, published Wednesday. With a 99.5 percent, the airline took the No. 2 spot for domestic completion factor, the measure of flights completed as schedule, behind first place performer ...
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Financial publication Barron’s has named Delta one of its Top 10 Stock Picks for 2016, the only airline to make the influential list along with companies like Apple, CVS and Electronic Arts. Barron’s cited the airline’s operational performance as a significant strength that will help it boost its share of ...
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Delta maintained its high standards of operational excellence during this year’s Thanksgiving week, one of the busiest travel times, particularly in mainline cancellation rate, on-time arrivals and baggage handling. In the days before and after Thanksgiving, Delta cancelled only five mainline flights. On Sunday and Monday, the airline saw its ...
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Delta again earned strong marks in September for its cancellation rate, on-time arrivals and baggage handling for U.S. domestic mainline flights, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The DOT’s Air Travel Consumer Report released Thursday showed: Delta canceled less than one one-hundredth of a percent of its domestic mainline ...