Tag Archives: Delta Air Lines

Delta to add two new European routes from Detroit and Minneapolis/St. Paul

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will launch the summer seasonal Detroit – Munich route on May 26 with Boeing 767-400 ER aircraft according to a company press release.

In addition, the airline will also add the seasonal daily Minneapolis/St. Paul – Rome (Fiumicino) also on May 26 with Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft.

In all, Delta will offer five new routes across the Atlantic beginning next summer: Detroit to Munich; Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome; New York-JFK to Edinburgh, Scotland; Salt Lake City to London-Heathrow; and Raleigh-Durham to Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez/AirlinersGallery.com. Delta Air Lines’ Boeing 767-432 ER N845MH (msn 29719) in the 2015 The Breast Cancer Research Foundation livery departs from London (Heathrow).

Delta Air Lines aircraft slide show (current livery): AG Airline Slide Show

AG Visit the new-look AG

Delta extends its next summer seasonal service to Iceland

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) has extended its seasonal service between New York-JFK and Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport, with service now beginning on February 11, 2016. Previously operated for four months over the summer, the flight will now operate for seven months, with service starting three times weekly in February and moving to daily in May.

Delta will operate the flight in conjunction with joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Alitalia on a Boeing 757 aircraft. Delta is the only U.S. airline with flights to Iceland and offers customers more than 60 onward connections via its hub at New York-JFK.

Delta’s New York–JFK to Keflavik (Reykjavik) flights will operate as follows:

Flight number Departure Arrival

DL 257 Keflavik (Reykjavik) at 10:15 a.m. New York (JFK) 12:15 p.m.
DL 470 New York (JFK) at 9:20 p.m. Keflavik (Reykjavik) at 7:10 a.m. (next day)

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-2Q8 N713TW (msn 28173) departs from JFK International Airport (JFK).

Delta Air Lines aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

AG You do not have to pay

Delta announces the new Raleigh-Durham to Paris CDG route, increases New York JFK – Tel Aviv flights

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) has announced it will connect the Research Triangle to Europe with nonstop service from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport beginning on May 12, 2016.

The flight will operate on the following schedule in conjunction with the airline’s joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Alitalia using 164-seat, Boeing 757-200 aircraft.

Flight number Departure Arrival

DL230 Raleigh-Durham at 6:13 p.m. Paris (CDG) at 8:35 a.m. (next day)
DL231 Paris (CDG) at 10:45 a.m. Raleigh-Durham 1:57 p.m.

Delta logo

In other news, Delta will add four weekly year-round flights between its New York-JFK hub and Tel Aviv beginning on May 26, 2016.

The additional flights will complement Delta’s existing daily service to Tel Aviv for a total of 11 weekly flights between the two cities and the third largest trans-Atlantic market. Delta will operate the added flights with a 291-seat, Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-26D N900PC (msn 28446) arrives in Las Vegas.

Delta Air Lines aircraft slide show (current livery): AG Airline Slide Show

AG Watch us grow


Delta introduces a new BCRF “Pink Plane”

Delta 767-400 N845MH (15-BCRF)(Nose) ATL (Delta)(LR)

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) has put into revenue service a newly repainted “Pink Plane” in the on-going fight against Breast Cancer through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). The pictured Boeing 767-432 ER N845MH (msn 29719) is now flying in this unique BCRF livery replacing the older “Force for Global Good” pink color scheme. Delta issued this statement and photos:

Delta 767-400 N845MH (15-BCRF)(Titles) ATL (Delta)(LR)

Fresh from the paint shop, Delta’s latest “Pink Plane” (above) took to the skies just days before it’s set to fly a cabin full of employees who have survived breast cancer or are battling the disease on the airline’s 11th annual Breast Cancer Survivor Flight.

The Boeing 767-400 ER, which has featured a pink-themed livery since 2010, was due for a repaint so teams in Delta’s Marketing department as well as those in Delta’s Technical Operations division – the airline’s maintenance department – worked together to design a refreshed look while taking advantage of a unique paint formula to wrap the fuselage in a pink ribbon.

Graphics specialist Joel Freeland in TechOps used AutoCAD software to create a full-scale image showing how, exactly, the design would wrap around the fuselage. It’s challenging to take a flat design and adapt it to a 3-D plane with all its curves, so a trial was done first on a small-scale model.

Then came time to paint. Talented aircraft painters, many of whom have brought to life special liveries and designs over the past several decades, got to work, carefully layering on the unique shade of pink across the expanse of the widebody jet. Painters used a special paint containing a pigment that reflects about 90 percent of visible light, compared to 30 percent of normal paint.

Once finished and dried, the plane was put back into service today headed to Amsterdam, spreading breast cancer awareness across the globe.

“It’s always nice to have the opportunity to be involved in something that has this much impact on someone’s family that has been touched by [breast cancer],” Freeland said.

This was the first Delta aircraft painted for the season – Delta typically paints aircraft from fall through early spring. The airline will paint about 80 or more Delta jets each season.

Breast cancer survivor flight

Delta’s employee survivor flight, which formally kicks off the airline’s breast cancer awareness and fundraising campaign for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, takes place on October 1.

Employees, customers and their friends and families have raised $9.2 million for BCRF since 2005, including last year’s effort of $1.3 million. Delta’s contributions have funded the vital work of 37 different research projects over the years in the pursuit of eradicating breast cancer.

Above Photos: Delta Air Lines.

Below Photo: Jeff Magnet. N845MH arrives in Boston.

Delta 767-400 N845MH (15-BCRF)(Ldg) BOS (Jeff Magnet)(LRW)

Delta Air Lines employees to build seven additional Habitat for Humanity homes in six cities

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) continues its community outreach program with employees volunteering their time through the Habitat for Humanity program. The airline issued this report:

Delta logo

Delta Air Lines employees from across the country will build or renovate affordable, single family homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International. This year’s fall builds will take place in six cities, including Delta’s hubs in Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City and Seattle as well as in Los Angeles, a key international gateway for the airline. More than 2,400 Delta employees will participate in the projects, which began Sept. 8 and continue through Nov. 7.

Through local and national support, Delta employees have helped build or rehab 214 Habitat homes in 12 countries around the world. Habitat is one of Delta’s core community partners as it acknowledges the need for safe, decent and affordable shelter around the globe. The domestic builds will mark homes 215-221 for Delta.

Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.

Top Copyright Photo: James Helbock/AirlinersGallery.com. Support its charity, Delta painted Boeing 767-332 ER N171DZ (msn 29690) in the colors of Habitat for Humanity – Forece for Global Good.

Delta Air Lines aircraft slide show (current livery): AG Airline Slide Show

Delta volunteers team up with Habitat for Humanity (PRNewsFoto/Delta Air Lines)

Delta volunteers team up with Habitat for Humanity (PRNewsFoto/Delta Air Lines)

Delta and American discontinue their interline agreement

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) has issued this statement about the cancellation of its interline agreement with American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth):

Delta logo

Delta and American Airlines (including US Airways) will no longer have an interline ticketing and baggage agreement beginning Sept. 15. The agreement provided, among other things, the ability for carriers to rebook their own customers on other airlines during irregular operations (IROPs).

American Airlines 2013 logo

The cancellation of the interline agreement with American also means that travel booked (primarily through travel agencies) on and after Sept. 15 can no longer include segments operated by Delta and American on the same ticket. Baggage transfers also won’t be accepted between the two carriers.

All ticket and baggage exchanges issued prior to Sept. 15 will be honored.

Interline agreements have long been an industry practice to help carriers support passengers during IROPs. These work through a standard rate that carriers agree to pay one another.

“Thanks to employees’ stellar operational performance, Delta customers enjoy an industry-leading experience. Unfortunately, we couldn’t reach an agreement with American that adequately addressed the number of IROPs customers that American transferred to us,” said Eric Phillips, Senior Vice President – Revenue Management. “In July, for example, American sent passengers to Delta for reaccommodation at a five-to-one ratio. At that rate the industry agreement was no longer mutually beneficial.”

Through employees’ efforts, Delta has run a top-tier operation for the past several years, and in 2015 has operated 91 days with 100 percent completion factor, meaning no flights were canceled. U.S. Department of Transportation statistics through July show Delta’s year-to-date completion factor at 99.3 percent.

Delta continues to have interline agreements with a number of other airlines.