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Delta Names Richard B. Hirst Executive VP and Chief Legal Officer

Delta Air Lines  has promoted Richard “Ben” Hirst to the position of executive vice president and chief legal officer, effective immediately. In his new role, Hirst will continue reporting to Delta CEO Richard Anderson. Reporting to Hirst will be Andrea Newman, senior vice president – Government Affairs, Robert Rivkin, senior vice president and deputy general […]

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Delta Thanks U.S. Department of Transportation for Approval of New Service

Delta Air Lines has received final approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation to operate new nonstop service between Seattle and Tokyo International Airport, also known as Haneda Airport. The new flights will begin on June 1, 2013. “We would like to thank the DOT, under the capable leadership of Secretary Ray LaHood, for approval […]

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Delta Updates SkyMiles Medallion Program Qualifications

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) took another step in its commitment to high value customers today by unveiling new SkyMiles Medallion status requirements for customers who reside in the United States. Customers will be introduced to Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs), a minimum spend level required to qualify for status in the 2015 Medallion program based […]

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Delta to Order New Two-Class Bombardier Regional Aircraft

Delta Air Lines has finalized an agreement with Bombardier Aerospace that will allow the airline to continue restructuring its domestic fleet by replacing less efficient single-class 50-seat aircraft with new two-class 76-seat aircraft. As part of the agreement, Delta will acquire 40 new CRJ900 two-class regional jets, with the option to purchase an additional 30 […]

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SkyTeam Welcomes Xiamen Airlines

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, today welcomes China’s Xiamen Airlines as its 19th member. Xiamen Airlines is also the fourth member from Greater China. The airline strengthens SkyTeam’s footprint in China and its overall #1 position in the Greater China Region by adding three new hubs – Xiamen, Fuzhou and Hangzhou – combined with a […]

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Delta Honours Veterans with $350,000 Fisher House Gift and Airport Celebration in D.C.

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today capped a three-day celebration of veterans with a $350,000 gift to the Fisher House Foundation at Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C. The airline kicked off its military salute in Atlanta on Friday, Nov. 9, with the dedication of the “Spirit of Freedom,” a Boeing 757 honouring men […]

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Delta Honors Veterans Video

  Delta Honors Veterans with $350,000 Fisher House Gift and Airport Celebration in D.C. Airline salutes service members with Boeing 757 christened the “Spirit of Freedom”

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Delta to Honor 100 Distinguished Employees

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) tonight will honor 100 of its top employees at its 2012 Chairman’s Club gala at the Fox Theater in Delta’s hometown of Atlanta. Induction into the Chairman’s Club is Delta’s top honor in employee recognition. “Delta has incredible momentum heading into the New Year, and much of that can be […]

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Delta Airlines waives rebooking fees ahead of projected weather impact

Delta Offers Customers Ability to Change Travel Plans in Advance of Severe Weather in New York City and Philadelphia  Delta Air Lines is offering customers whose flight plans may be affected by severe storms in New York City and Philadelphia the ability to make one-time changes to their travel schedules, Nov. 6-8, without incurring fees. […]

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Spirit Airlines is growing fast

  On its first-ever earnings conference call Thursday, newly-public Spirit Airlines sounded nothing like the half-dozen established airlines whose calls came earlier. To begin with, Spirit is growing. Capacity grew 27.3% in the second quarter, with full-year growth pegged at 16%. The carrier has 35 Airbus aircraft and will take two more this fall, seven […]