Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) has added nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth from Columbus, Ohio and Fargo, North Dakota, to accommodate customers traveling to the respective College Football Playoff and FCS Championship games.
The temporary service will operate as follows:
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-351 B585NW (msn 32985) departs from Los Angeles.
Delta Air Lines (Atlanta), according to this report by Bloomberg, is seeking to expand further its new international hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). According to the report, the airline is seeking 30 additional gates in the long term from the airport at its growing Asian hub at SeaTac. Delta currently uses 11 gates at SEA. According to the airport, Delta wants to have 150 flights a day at SEA by 2017. This would appear to be a new expansion for its growing presence in the growing Seattle market.
Alaska Airlines also operates a large hub at SEA. The two appear to be on a collision course more as competitors than as partners.
Ironically Delta and Alaska Airlines are code share and interline partners. Can this continue with this new level of increased operations by Delta?
Top Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Delta’s Boeing 757-351 N582NW (msn 32981) taxies at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Delta aircraft slide show (current livery):
SEA Airport Terminal Map Below: Delta is mainly located in the international South Terminal and is also using gates on Concourse B next to Southwest Airlines. “Partner” Alaska Airlines is portrayed in green mainly located in Concourses C, D and the North Satellite.
Icelandair (Keflavik) which is currently in extended negotiations with its pilots for a new contract, is now facing a series of strikes by its mechanics, represented by the Icelandic Aircraft Mechanics Association (FVFI). The union has called for a strike against the company on June 16 and June 19 according to the Wall Street Journal. The company does not have a new contract for this union.
In other news, Icelandair recently premiered their new in-flight safety video (see below). Instead of falling in line with convention, they decided to take the opportunity to produce a film that not only underlines the importance of safety, but that also engages passengers with a sense of curiosity and Icelandic beauty. Indeed, being safe has rarely looked so beautiful.
Inspired by Iceland itself, the new safety video includes Iceland’s nature as the stunning backdrop to the traditional and important safety message presented to all passengers. For example, emergency lighting takes on a new, non-threatening identity when compared to the northern lights, and assuming the brace position becomes a calm and collected maneuver when waking up after a long relaxing slumber by the lulling shores of a lake.
The safety video was written and produced by Islenska Ad Agency and directed by Pegasus. Showcasing Iceland’s hot spots of nature and beauty, filming took place on location around Iceland, including Jokulsarlon, Thkgil canyon, Fjadrargljufur gorge, Thorsmork National Park and Eyjafjoll, close to Eyjafjallajokull.
Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-308 TF-FIX (msn 29434) completes its final approach to the runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York.
Finnair Technical Services (Helsinki) has completed the installation of Aviation Partners Boeing Blended Winglets to the first Condor Flugdienst (Frankfurt) Boeing 757-300. 757-330 D-ABOE (msn 29012) is pictured being towed today (November 22) to engine run-up area at Helsinki.
The scheduled departure will be tomorrow afternoon. Finnair Technical Services will install the winglets on all 13 Condor Boeing 757-330s. A second aircraft arrived at HEL on Friday evening (November 20) and a third will arrive tomorrow (November 23).