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CEO Ed Bastian sent the following email to SkyMiles members on Thursday, June 30.
June 30, 2022, 10 a.m.
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​Summer is Delta's busiest season with more customers flying on more daily departures. Teams in the airline's Operations Center work strategically with the FAA and air traffic control centers to navigate flights around unpredictable summer weather and minimize disruption for customers and frontline teams. Understanding how weather can affect down-line ...
July 19, 2019, 1:36 a.m.
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Delta’s operations in and out of cities along the U.S. Gulf coast are back to normal following impacts from Tropical Storm Barry over the weekend. While remnants of tropical system continues to bring heavy rainfall to the Mississippi Valley area as it slowly creeps north, the airline does not expect ...
July 10, 2019, 7:52 p.m.
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Summer is Delta's busiest season with an increase of customers on more daily departures. The change of seasons brings severe weather challenges that Delta's Meteorology team tracks 24/7 for operational planning while keeping safety top of mind. Thunderstorms occur more often in the summer and are difficult to plan for ...
June 28, 2019, 11:01 a.m.
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There’s no time like summer to get away. Before you pack your bags for the busiest travel season of the year, here are a few tips to make your journey a bit smoother: Arrive on time. Make plans to arrive at the airport at least two hours ahead of a ...
May 22, 2019, 9:40 a.m.
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Saying this summer was a busy one would be a significant understatement. No matter how you slice the data — number of customers carried, flights flown, destinations served, irregular operation days handled — there were records made and broken during the all-important period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Between ...
Sept. 6, 2018, 4:52 p.m.
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Any way you slice it, July has been a busy month for Delta. The airline flew more people in a single month than it ever has in its history and on July 20, a total of 6,087 Delta mainline and Delta Connection flights departed to destinations around the world — ...
Aug. 3, 2018, 4:28 p.m.
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Delta is scheduled to operate 6,091 flights today, the most of the year, as summer travel continues to be in high demand. And Delta’s more than 80,000 employees across the world are rising to the challenge, providing their customary warm customer service and best-in-industry operational performance today – as they ...
July 20, 2018, 2 p.m.
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With the addition of nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol airports, Delta has linked all its U.S. hubs to its two largest hubs in Europe. The new year-round flights from L.A. to Paris will operate three times weekly, while flights to Amsterdam will operate on ...
June 18, 2018, 4 p.m.
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Temperatures across the southwestern U.S. have hit record-breaking highs this month, but Delta teams are doing everything they can to beat the heat and keep employees safe. The southwest is known for scorching summers, but so far this one stands out, said Tom Wettig, Delta's Phoenix station manager. Cities from ...
June 23, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
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Sept. 9, 2016, 1:38 p.m.
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Sept. 8, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
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When Dan O’Brien says this summer has been “the busiest, most demanding” one he’s seen yet, it’s not an understatement. For 21 years, he’s kept a keen eye on the summer operation from his post in Delta’s Operations and Customer Center. Since 2000, he, along with four other Duty Directors ...
Sept. 7, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
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Aug. 24, 2015, 8 a.m.
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The final tallies from Delta’s busiest-ever summer operation are in. And they're impressive, to say the least. The highlights are eight new records never achieved by Delta in its long history. And these final summer statistics put an exclamation point on what has been shaping up since June to be ...
Aug. 21, 2015, 2:06 p.m.