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Delta offering more Europe flights from non-hub cities in U.S.

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As Delta Air Lines strengthens its joint ventures with European partners, the carrier is also adding trans-Atlantic flights to more U.S. cities with an eye toward connections in Asia and Africa, executives said Thursday. Delta announced that trans-Atlantic revenues grew 11 percent to nearly $1.8 billion in the second quarter, driven by “very strong” business-cabin and “robust” leisure demand...

Delta to Increase Fares or Trim Flights as Fuel Prices Rise

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Bracing for $2 billion in higher fuel costs this year, Delta Airlines expects to raise fares and trim service, executives said Thursday. The airline has already offset two-thirds of the nearly $600 million in higher fuel cost during the second quarter, CEO Ed Bastian told investment analysts during an earnings call. Average fares are up 4 percent from 2017, he said. “While this is good progress...

Delta becomes first major carrier to offer real-time Bluetooth tracking on container shipments

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With the introduction of new Bluetooth tracking technology, Delta will soon become the first U.S. passenger airline to provide, real-time tracking for unit load devices (ULDs). This move marks a new era for Delta Cargo and the more than 500 million kilograms of cargo it flies annually. The technology will replace manual tracking for all shipping containers, called ULDs, which move cargo...

Delta expands Basic Economy into Mexico as partner Aeromexico introduces branded fares

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Basic Economy fare product is now available on more than 50 percent of Delta’s flights between the U.S. and Mexico, including several new Guadalajara and Mexico City flights. Leisure destinations that already feature Basic Economy include Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Cozumel. The expansion comes as joint cooperation partner Aeromexico introduces a Basic fare product as part of its new suite of...

Delta, American Express add 1 million new card members in 2017

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Delta and American Express added one million new Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Members in 2017, breaking the co-brand partners’ record for the number of new Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Members added in one year. That’s a new Card Member every 30 seconds – a first for the 20+ year partnership. Each of the four credit cards in the portfolio was vital to reaching this impressive goal...

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