daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Airports and Aviation

Airports and Aviation » Airports | Photos and Videos



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old October 19th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #401
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,962
Likes (Received): 18222

Delta Air Lines reports loss on higher fuel costs

* Loss 7 cents excl. items vs consensus loss 2 cents

* Cites $800 million increase in fuel costs in quarter

* Says Northwest merger on track to close this year

NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc reported a third-quarter loss on Wednesday as it faced more than $800 million in extra fuel bills as oil spiked in the quarter.

The Atlanta-based airline, which emerged from bankruptcy in April 2007, also said it would complete its purchase of Northwest Airlines Corp by the end of the year.

Delta, which is set to become the world's biggest airline by traffic when the Northwest deal is completed, reported a quarterly net loss of $50 million, or 13 cents per share, compared with a profit of $220 million, or 56 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.

Excluding one-time items, it reported a loss of 7 cents per share. That was wider than the 2 cents per share loss expected by Wall Street, according to Reuters Estimates.

Earlier this year, U.S. airlines announced big cutbacks as they grappled with unprecedented oil prices. Oil is now trading around $76 per barrel, about where it was a year ago, but in the third quarter airlines had to contend with a spike above $147.

Unsure whether high oil prices would be permanent, carriers have been forced to raise fares and introduce new fees while they retire old planes, cut services, jobs and capacity and target more lucrative international routes.

In March, Delta unveiled plans to cut 2,000 jobs, offering voluntary retirement and "early out" programs, but said later that more than 4,000 employees had chosen to take part in the programs.

Delta shares were untraded before the market open.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old October 22nd, 2008, 04:53 AM   #402
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,962
Likes (Received): 18222

Delta Air Lines spent more than $1.2 million in third quarter lobbying federal government
21 October 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) - Delta Air Lines Inc. spent more than $1.2 million in the third quarter to lobby on issues including air carrier passenger services and appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a disclosure form filed this week.

The Atlanta-based carrier also lobbied on airline merger issues, rulemaking regarding slot allocations at airports in New York and Newark, N.J., and ownership and control issues related to foreign investment in U.S. airlines, according to the form posted online Monday by the House clerk's office.

Federal officials are pushing ahead with an effort to reduce flight delays nationwide by auctioning off takeoff and landing times, or slots, at New York City-area airports.

Airlines oppose the plan. The carriers and airports contend the auction proposal will add new costs and make a mess of day-to-day airport operations.

Federal authorities are focused on New York's airspace because roughly two-thirds of flight delays around the country are caused by backups at those airports.

As for consolidation, Delta plans to acquire Eagan, Minn.-based Northwest Airlines Corp. in a stock-swap deal that would create the world's largest carrier. The Justice Department has not yet signed off on the deal, which Delta hopes to close by the end of the year.

Delta spent nearly $1.8 million in each of the first two quarters to lobby the federal government.

Sametta Barnett, formerly of the Homeland Security Department, was among those registered to lobby for Delta in the July-September period.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 12th, 2008, 05:17 PM   #403
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,962
Likes (Received): 18222

Delta says Cincinnati airport to retain hub status but handle 12 percent fewer flights
12 November 2008

CINCINNATI (AP) - Delta Air Lines plans to cut 12 percent of flights out of Cincinnati as the company restructures its hub here, the airline said Wednesday.

The flight reductions will begin next year, trimming about 40 flights a day from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, said Glen Hauenstein, Delta's executive vice president in charge of meshing Delta's network with newly acquired Northwest Airlines.

"We really wanted to keep the hub there because of its location, layout and the great facilities, but it took us awhile to figure out how to do it," Hauenstein told The Cincinnati Enquirer for a story published Wednesday. "This is the foundation to build upon, and I think the biggest (profit) improvement in all of Delta next year is going to be Cincinnati."

The 263 remaining flights from Cincinnati will be bunched more closely together as Delta synchronizes schedules among its other six hubs, Hauenstein said, and the new schedule will be coordinated with the Northwest hub in Detroit to avoid competition and complement each other's strengths.

About 85 percent of Delta's departures from Cincinnati will be flown by the airline's regional carriers, including Comair, an Erlanger, Ky.-based subsidiary that is laying off an additional 150 pilots early next year due to the latest flight reductions.

A previously announced a layoff of 330 pilots and flight attendants started last month.

Delta employs about 2,500 in the Cincinnati area, and Comair has 3,100 local workers.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 12th, 2008, 09:39 PM   #404
Timon91
Error
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: just outside Germany
Posts: 5,783
Likes (Received): 46

About 80% of all flights to CVG is Delta, so it's quite dependent on Delta. I had a layover in Cincinnati last summer, but I didn't really like the airport.
__________________
My Flickr account.
Some of my photoseries: Northern Ireland, Prague, Boston, Alaska part 1, 2, 3, Smoggy Moscow, Warsaw, Wrocław, Kiev, Donetsk, Odessa and Chişinău.
Timon91 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #405
Dan
Registered User
 
Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Scotland / Ireland
Posts: 1,244
Likes (Received): 3

Tons of new flights announced today...
Dan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2008, 05:09 AM   #406
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,962
Likes (Received): 18222

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan1113 View Post
Tons of new flights announced today...
Delta to launch 15 new int'l routes in 2009; unclear if overall international capacity to rise
12 November 2008

ATLANTA (AP) - Fresh off its acquisition of Northwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines Inc., the world's biggest carrier, said Wednesday it plans to add 15 new international routes starting next spring, though it's unclear whether that will mean another year of big capacity growth outside the U.S. as the carrier will cut frequencies on other routes.

Many of the new Delta routes will be between the U.S. and Africa, Asia and Europe.

Several major carriers, including Delta, have raised ticket prices, added new or higher fees and made large cuts to domestic capacity this year. They've also said that due to the U.S. financial crisis that has hit many Americans hard they will make or are prepared to make further domestic capacity cuts next year.

And while the international field had been seen for years as a place for airlines to grow because of the premium they can charge for tickets, even Delta, which has seen a double-digit increase in international capacity in 2008, has started to slow down.

"They're selectively picking the winners and losers for international routes," Calyon Securities airline analyst Ray Neidl said. "It's not the time to be in expansion mode."

He said Delta and other carriers are scaling back frequencies on routes they can't develop quickly and are looking for new routes they can develop in a short amount of time.

In a memo to employees Wednesday, Glen Hauenstein, Delta's executive vice president of network planning and revenue management, said Delta's "smart international growth" has positioned the company well during tough economic times.

"This strategy is advanced by new opportunities created by our recent merger with Northwest, including the ability to deploy a more flexible fleet to take advantage of market dynamics around the world," he said.

Investors paid little attention, sending Delta shares down $1.47, or 16.6 percent, to close at $7.37 as the broader stock market plunged on worries about the economy.

Last month, a Delta executive said fourth-quarter international capacity growth would be about 2 percentage points less than previously expected, UAL Corp.'s United Airlines said 2009 international capacity would shrink 7 percent to 8 percent and the chief of AMR Corp.'s American Airlines said his carrier's international capacity would decline nearly 1 percent next year.

On Wednesday, Delta did not provide specific international capacity expectations for 2009. Hauenstein told reporters at a news conference that overall international capacity in 2009 will be slightly larger than in 2008, while overall domestic capacity will be slightly smaller. He did not elaborate. Spokeswoman Betsy Talton said Delta will be acquiring new long-haul aircraft next year. She also said Delta is trimming international frequencies on certain routes at off-peak times and off-peak days throughout the winter.

"We'll still maintain our broad international scope," Talton said.

To that end, Atlanta-based Delta plans to use its $2.8 billion acquisition of Northwest, which it completed Oct. 29, to expand its reach around the world.

Delta, in its announcement Wednesday, said its international plans starting next year include adding three new nonstop trans-Pacific flights between the U.S. and Tokyo-Narita, Japan, including new nonstop flights from Salt Lake City and New York-JFK; new flights between Atlanta and Nairobi, Kenya, and Cape Town, South Africa, via Dakar, Senegal; and new flights from New York-JFK to Prague, Czech Republic, and Zurich, Switzerland. Among other additions, Delta said that it plans to add a second nonstop flight between New York-JFK and Tel Aviv, Israel.

Many of the new routes and frequencies, which are to be phased in starting in May, are subject to government approval.

Delta said it will improve connections to the world from its domestic hubs with 14.5 percent more total capacity between Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City, New York and Memphis in January, compared with the prior year. Delta did not say how the additions would impact overall domestic capacity in 2009. It did say that hub-to-hub changes will mean replacing select regional jets with mainline equipment.

Asked whether Delta is confident it can make its new international routes work considering the economic downturn, Robert Cortelyou, a Delta network planning executive, told reporters that the airline has seen strong growth numbers in some of the new markets it is heading to. He said Delta believes it can tap into that.

Standard & Poor's analyst Philip Baggaley said some of the markets Delta is adding new routes to have not been hit as hard by the global slowdown, though he acknowledged it appears inevitable those areas will feel some pain in the future.

"To the extent that they are starting up new routes that they think make sense within a merged Delta and Northwest that wouldn't have made sense for a Delta standalone, that's understandable," Baggaley said.

Calyon analyst Neidl was largely positive.

"You're always taking a risk by developing new markets," Neidl said. "But I've got a feeling they're looking for quicker payoffs."
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2008, 10:19 AM   #407
Go Ahead Eagles
Registered User
 
Go Ahead Eagles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Deventer
Posts: 4,071
Likes (Received): 1172

Adding 3 flights to Tokyo, Delta will be USA's top airline to Asia


Delta Air Lines, (DAL) whose merger with Northwest Airlines closed two weeks ago, will soon become the USA's No. 1 airline between the East Coast and Asia.
Delta said Wednesday that next summer it will add three new non-stop flights from the U.S. to Tokyo's Narita airport, Northwest's Asia hub, from which Northwest flies to 13 other Asian cities. Northwest is also launching new non-stop flights between Seattle and Beijing and between Detroit and Shanghai.

With the addition of the non-stop flights to Tokyo, Delta says it will become the top U.S. carrier to Asia overall, eclipsing United (UAUA) and Continental Airlines' (CAL) substantial service to that region. Most significant will be Delta's new non-stop service between New York — the USA's biggest travel market — and Tokyo.

Wednesday's announcement vividly illustrates one of the chief reasons Delta and Northwest sought to merge, creating the USA's largest carrier.

Delta is the leading carrier at New York's Kennedy airport, operating scores of daily flights feeding passengers to Kennedy from all over the country, where they can connect to international flights. Northwest has long operated a big Asia hub at Tokyo.

With the merger now closed, Delta can leverage that New York hub to Tokyo's Narita airport, the leading gateway to Japan and the world's sixth-busiest international airport.

When Delta's new Tokyo service begins next June, Delta will morph overnight from having no service at all between New York and Asia "to being the No. 1 player between New York and Asia," Delta Executive Vice President Glen Hauenstein said Wednesday.

Continental, which operates a huge hub at Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey, currently operates the most non-stop service between the New York region and Asia, Continental spokesman David Messing said.

Continental flies non-stop from Newark to Tokyo, Hong Kong and Beijing, and will launch non-stop Newark to Shanghai service in March.

Chicago-based United, the USA's leading carrier to China, operates one non-stop a day between Washington Dulles and Beijing. Its other China service departs from Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Altogether, Delta Wednesday announced 15 new international routes for next summer to Europe, Africa and Asia. Those include flights between Atlanta and Johannesburg, Delta's first daily non-stop service to South Africa.
__________________
“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
CRK,318,319,320,321,332,333,388,732,734,737,738,739,77E,763,773, 77W, 744.
Go Ahead Eagles no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2008, 11:51 AM   #408
Dan
Registered User
 
Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Scotland / Ireland
Posts: 1,244
Likes (Received): 3

West Sweden now has its first direct route to the US with the creation of Gothenburg-New York.
Dan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2008, 05:15 PM   #409
Smallville
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 350
Likes (Received): 6

This is great news. I travel to Asia quite a bit.

I hope they get rid of alot of their older planes and continue to upgrade to the 787-9, 777-300ER, 747-8 or the A380 for their international routes.

Last edited by Smallville; November 13th, 2008 at 05:28 PM.
Smallville no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2008, 06:35 PM   #410
Timon91
Error
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: just outside Germany
Posts: 5,783
Likes (Received): 46

The 767's that they now use for the international flights are quite ok IMO. 747's would be better though
__________________
My Flickr account.
Some of my photoseries: Northern Ireland, Prague, Boston, Alaska part 1, 2, 3, Smoggy Moscow, Warsaw, Wrocław, Kiev, Donetsk, Odessa and Chişinău.
Timon91 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2008, 10:53 PM   #411
Smallville
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 350
Likes (Received): 6

Quote:
Originally Posted by Timon91 View Post
The 767's that they now use for the international flights are quite ok IMO. 747's would be better though
I have flown on the NWA's 747-400 many times to Japan. They are definately more comfortable than the 767's. The flight from Detroit to Nagoya is long. So one needs to be as comfortable as possible. It is good that Delta will the the 747's. I am looking forward to the Delta paint scheme on them.

Last edited by Smallville; November 14th, 2008 at 02:23 PM.
Smallville no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 14th, 2008, 09:26 AM   #412
Timon91
Error
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: just outside Germany
Posts: 5,783
Likes (Received): 46

The longest flight I've ever done with Delta is 9 hours (Atlanta-Amsterdam). 767's were comfortable enough for that flight IMO, but yes, for longer flights you need 747's
__________________
My Flickr account.
Some of my photoseries: Northern Ireland, Prague, Boston, Alaska part 1, 2, 3, Smoggy Moscow, Warsaw, Wrocław, Kiev, Donetsk, Odessa and Chişinău.
Timon91 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 15th, 2008, 05:48 AM   #413
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,962
Likes (Received): 18222

Delta, Alaska Air to expand marketing alliance
14 November 2008

ATLANTA (AP) - Delta Air Lines Inc., which broadened its global reach with its purchase of Northwest Airlines, plans to expand a marketing alliance with Alaska Air Group Inc., a carrier that some industry observers have speculated Delta may have an interest in acquiring one day.

The marketing alliance expansion was scheduled to be announced Monday at a news conference at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, where the chief executives of Atlanta-based Delta and Seattle-based Alaska Air will speak, according to an event advisory issued by the carriers.

Delta is the world's biggest carrier. Alaska Air operates Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, which together serve more than 90 cities through their network in Alaska, Hawaii, the continental U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Delta's existing alliance with Alaska Air was launched in 2004, and there has been a relationship of more than 20 years between Alaska, Horizon and Northwest. Currently, code-sharing by Delta, including Northwest, extends to more than 100 markets served by Alaska Air, including Horizon, and code-sharing by Alaska Air extends to more than 30 markets served by Delta. Currently, Delta frequent fliers can book award tickets on Alaska Air flights that carry the Delta code.

On Monday, Delta will announce enhancements to those agreements, including plans for new service that would be supported by their code-sharing partnership, Delta spokeswoman Betsy Talton said.

Under code-sharing arrangements, one airline puts its name or code on a flight operated by the other, allowing it to sell tickets on the other's flights. The carriers, in turn, generally share that revenue. Code-sharing is considered a low-risk way for airlines to expand their networks without the added cost of more planes and employees.

Credit Suisse analyst Daniel McKenzie said in a research note in October that his firm has not ruled out the possibility of further merger and acquisition activity for Delta in the future. He said then that Alaska Air Group or New York-based JetBlue Airways Corp. "remain appealing targets, both with attractive assets and strategic positioning that would enable DAL/NWA to better compete with what we consider is an inevitable CAL/UAUA combination sometime down the road." Delta has not commented on the speculation.

Houston-based Continental Airlines Inc. and Chicago-based UAL Corp., parent of United Airlines, were said to have had discussions earlier this year, but they never announced a combination. Continental later said it would join a marketing alliance made up of several carriers, including United.

Both Delta and Alaska Air are coming off losses in the third quarter. For the three months ended Sept. 30, Delta reported a net loss of $50 million, or 13 cents a share, compared to profit of $220 million, or 56 cents a share, a year earlier. For the July-September period, Alaska Air Group reported a net loss of $86.5 million, or $2.40 per share, compared with profit of $81.8 million, or $2.01 per share, during the same period last year.

In Friday trading, Delta shares fell 32 cents, or 3.9 percent, to close at $7.85, while Alaska Air Group shares fell 86 cents, or 3.4 percent, to close at $24.43.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 15th, 2008, 06:50 AM   #414
WESTSEATTLEGUY
Here
 
WESTSEATTLEGUY's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Seattle/Chicago
Posts: 2,064
Likes (Received): 17

That better mean more international flights on Delta for Seattle.
WESTSEATTLEGUY no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 21st, 2008, 06:18 PM   #415
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,962
Likes (Received): 18222

Delta Air Lines to trim future domestic, international capacity
Carrier cites slowing demand

21 November 2008

ATLANTA (AP) - Nine days after announcing new overseas routes for 2009, Delta Air Lines Inc., the world's biggest carrier, said in a regulatory filing Friday it plans to reduce future domestic and international capacity because demand for seats has slowed amid the global financial crisis.

The Atlanta-based airline did not provide specifics, but did say it would give more details about its outlook in early December.

Spokeswoman Betsy Talton said Delta still plans to add starting next spring the 15 new international routes it announced Nov. 12, but the company will continue to monitor performance.

It was unclear if future capacity reductions would mean a net reduction in international capacity next year or simply smaller growth. When the new overseas routes were announced, a Delta executive told reporters that overall international capacity in 2009 would be slightly larger than in 2008, while overall domestic capacity would be slightly smaller.

In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday, Delta said that demand has slowed over the course of the fourth quarter, which began Oct. 1 and ends Dec. 31. Domestic advance bookings are running two points higher year-over-year, reflecting capacity reductions in the domestic system. International bookings are down 4 to 5 points, Delta said.

"As a result, we are evaluating our capacity plans for 2009 on both the domestic and international system and expect to reduce future capacity to better align supply with current levels of demand," Delta said.

Delta said that as a result of its $2.8 billion acquisition of Northwest Airlines, which it completed Oct. 29, Delta's consolidated reported results for the fourth quarter will include Northwest results from Oct. 30 through the end of the year, in addition to Delta's standalone results for the entire quarter. The comparable 2007 figures will include only Delta standalone results.

The airline said its guidance in its investor update Friday excludes special items and the impact of applying purchase accounting to the merger.

Delta said that for the fourth quarter, it expects operating margin to be 0 percent to minus 2 percent. Operating margin is operating income as a percentage of sales or revenue.

It said consolidated revenue per available seat mile would be up 2 percent to 4 percent. It said system capacity would be down 4 percent in the quarter.

Delta's shares fell 1 cent to $7.01 in morning trading Friday.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 1st, 2008, 04:37 PM   #416
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,962
Likes (Received): 18222

Delta to seek changes to Boeing aircraft orders-WSJ

Dec 1 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc , which bought Northwest Airlines Corp in October, plans to seek significant changes to aircraft orders both carriers had placed individually with Boeing Co , The Wall Street Journal said.

Delta is likely to scale back a Northwest order for Boeing's new, but delayed, 787 Dreamliner, and ask the manufacturer to expand a Delta order for the 777-200LR aircraft, the newspaper said, citing people familiar with Delta's plans.

The 777-200LR is a long-range aircraft that carries at least 50 more passengers and would better enable the combined carrier to continue pursuing Delta's strategy to shift a greater percentage of its flights to long overseas routes, the paper said.

The two companies could not be immediately reached for comment by Reuters.

No final decisions have been made regarding the new aircraft, the WSJ told the paper, and Delta has yet to officially ask Boeing to alter its order book.

A change in orders from Delta is unlikely to significantly hurt Boeing as it has secured other customers for 787s, and the manufacturer will be willing to expand its order book for the more expensive 777-200LR, the paper said, citing people familiar with the situation.

Delta declined to comment on specific order plans, the Journal reported, but said the company believes the long-term needs of a merged fleet would differ from those of each airline individually.

A Boeing spokeswoman said the company remains in regular contact with its customers to make sure their pending orders match their needs, but declined to comment about specific dealings with any airline, the newspaper said.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2008, 03:37 PM   #417
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,962
Likes (Received): 18222

Delta Air Lines details planned domestic, international capacity cuts for 2009
2 December 2008

ATLANTA (AP) - Delta Air Lines Inc. hinted Tuesday that more job cuts could be on the way as it disclosed that it will reduce consolidated system capacity by 6 percent to 8 percent in 2009, compared to the current year.

The Atlanta-based carrier's president, Ed Bastian, spoke to investors during a conference in New York.

In a regulatory filing ahead of the speech, the world's biggest carrier said domestic capacity in 2009 will be reduced 8 percent to 10 percent compared to 2008, while international capacity will be reduced 3 percent to 5 percent next year compared to this year.

The news comes as a global financial crisis hits airlines hard by reducing demand for seats.

"Once again, Delta must take the necessary steps to adjust our business accordingly and make certain seat capacity meets customer demand," Bastian and Chief Executive Richard Anderson said in a memo to employees. "These economic hurdles are difficult, and we remain committed to building our company on a durable financial foundation with industry-leading liquidity. Remember that speed wins so we will be decisive and not delay."

The memo also said that Delta is analyzing the impact on staffing as it pertains to the planned further capacity reductions and "as in the past, we will offer voluntary programs to adjust staffing needs." The memo did not elaborate.

"We are taking these actions to secure your careers and return us to sustained profitability," the two executives said.

In connection with capacity reductions put in place earlier this year, Delta said it would cut roughly 4,000 jobs.

Delta acquired Northwest Airlines Corp. on Oct. 29. It is in the process of integrating the two carriers' operations.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 3rd, 2008, 12:02 AM   #418
Dan
Registered User
 
Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Scotland / Ireland
Posts: 1,244
Likes (Received): 3

How can intl capacity go down after all these new routes were just recently added? What are they changing?
Dan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 3rd, 2008, 12:32 AM   #419
mwg12a
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 21,676
Likes (Received): 663

Quote:
Originally Posted by Timon91 View Post
The longest flight I've ever done with Delta is 9 hours (Atlanta-Amsterdam). 767's were comfortable enough for that flight IMO, but yes, for longer flights you need 747's
IMO, it has nothing to do whether it is a 747 or 767 is the issue as far as comfort is concerned. It's the seats and how much space you have. Surely , if the seats are all too cramped, it would be very uncomfortable but if you have enough space, wide enough seats that can be reclined to a more comfort level. Also, it's the services that counts. It helps as well if you can move around the cabin every so often especially if you are in a long haul flights that's over 8 hours. You would definitely get a bit more bored and ansie when you are traveling for a very long period of time. If one can really afford it, it's wiser to be in a business class atleast so you can lay back and nap or relax...
mwg12a no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 3rd, 2008, 04:45 PM   #420
Timon91
Error
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: just outside Germany
Posts: 5,783
Likes (Received): 46

Well, I wouldn't like flying from Amsterdam to Atlanta in a 737. And business class is too expensive
__________________
My Flickr account.
Some of my photoseries: Northern Ireland, Prague, Boston, Alaska part 1, 2, 3, Smoggy Moscow, Warsaw, Wrocław, Kiev, Donetsk, Odessa and Chişinău.
Timon91 no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
airline, airlines, north american airlines, oneworld, skyteam, star alliance, travel, united states, us airlines

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium