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June 22, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Delta Air Lines Inc. and US Airways Group Inc. will be eligible to compete for new China routes this year and in 2009 in bidding reserved for carriers that don't yet have the right to fly there. The airlines may benefit from a Transportation Department order that will allow U.S. passenger carriers to apply next month for 56 flights to China. Starting Aug. 1, the daily flights will be added over the next two years under an agreement reached by the two nations May 23. Among the six largest U.S.
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BUSINESS
May 9, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Delta Air Lines is expected to announce today that it will add 21 daily flights to nine cities at Los Angeles International Airport as it continues to expand its presence in Southern California. With the new flights, Delta will have 100 departures a day to 48 nonstop destinations, or double the number of flights it had at the same time last year when the airline was undergoing Bankruptcy Court reorganization.
BUSINESS
April 30, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Delta Air Lines Inc. has undergone a major face lift during more than a year and a half in bankruptcy protection, but other changes are on the way as the nation's No. 3 carrier exits Chapter 11 today. Among other things, the company has set aside $10 million for a rebranding effort, its chief bankruptcy lawyer, Marshall Huebner, said in court recently. Executives also have said the airline will consider shedding Comair, a subsidiary that provides regional service.
BUSINESS
April 26, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A federal bankruptcy judge approved Wednesday a Delta Air Lines Inc. plan to exit bankruptcy after the nation's third-largest airline spent nearly 20 months in a wrenching reorganization that cut 6,000 jobs and slashed $3 billion in costs. Atlanta-based Delta expects to emerge from court protection Monday. It estimates it will be worth $9.4 billion to $12 billion, after it had reduced labor costs, restructured its fleet and terminated a pilots pension plan.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Customers buying tickets on Delta Air Lines Inc.'s website this summer will have the chance to donate money to help offset the carbon dioxide created by their airline travel. Beginning June 1, customers can opt to contribute $5.50 for a domestic round trip or $11 for an international round trip. The money will go to Conservation Fund, which will use it to plant trees and help support its education and outreach programs.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Delta Air Lines Inc. expects to emerge from bankruptcy protection April 30 with an eye on improving customer service and selling more assets to build shareholder value, it said, raising the possibility it could shed feeder carrier Comair. Although the nation's third-biggest airline did not say in documents prepared for an investor conference what assets it plans to sell, Chief Financial Officer Ed Bastian suggested that Delta subsidiary Comair Inc. could be a target. Erlanger, Ky.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Most of the biggest airlines have matched a $5-per-flight fare increase initiated by Delta Air Lines Inc., citing higher fuel prices. The increase is the second of four attempts to win the support of the major carriers this year, after at least 10 last year. Airlines generally roll back fare changes not matched by rivals to remain competitive. The higher fare will affect a relatively small number of travelers.
BUSINESS
February 1, 2007 | Martin Zimmerman, Times Staff Writer
US Airways Group Inc.'s decision Wednesday to drop its hostile bid for Delta Air Lines Inc. has damped speculation that a wave of consolidation is about to sweep the industry. Airline deals may still be in the offing this year, analysts said. But the failure of US Airway's high-profile effort sends a strong signal that the number of big domestic carriers is unlikely to shrink in the near future.
BUSINESS
January 31, 2007 | From Reuters
The prospect of imminent airline industry consolidation faded Tuesday as US Airways Group Inc. reported no headway in its bid to take over rival Delta Air Lines Inc. US Airways Chief Executive Doug Parker said his airline's nearly $10-billion bid for Delta was firm and he had no intention of extending the Feb. 1 deadline for Delta's official committee of creditors to respond.
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