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Spain reopens to leisure travel, Delta adds new flights to Europe

Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-941 N506DN (msn 175) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 950895.

Delta Air Lines has made this announcement:

After more than a year of restrictions on international travel, more European countries are reopening for U.S. leisure and other non-essential travelers – in time for those seeking new adventures this summer and to further support economic recovery from the global pandemic.

Spain is the latest country to reopen to leisure travel, as Spanish government officials announced last week that the country will open to vaccinated travelers beginning June 7. For customers who wish to connect with loved ones or enjoy new experiences, Delta currently serves Madrid daily from New York-JFK and will add three-times-per-week service from New York-JFK to Barcelona beginning June 6 and from ATL beginning Aug. 5.

As the European Union takes steps toward reopening borders, it is up to individual member countries to decide when and how to lift their restrictions. Delta will continue to expand service as travel returns and keep customers up to date on which international destinations are open to visitors.

Customers are encouraged to review entry requirements for their destination, including whether a vaccination certificate or negative COVID-19 test is required. You can find details on the Delta Discover Map on delta.com or check the official government website of their destination country.

Here’s a snapshot of trans-Atlantic destinations that are currently open or that will open throughout the summer to vaccinated travelers and/or travelers with negative tests (see Delta’s Return to International Travel page for details specific to each destination):

Destination Schedule Details
Athens, Greece
  • New daily service from ATL begins July 2 on Airbus A330-300
  • Daily service from JFK begins May 28 on Airbus A330-300
Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • New four-times-weekly service from JFK begins July 2 on Boeing 767-300ER
Barcelona, Spain
  • Three-times-weekly service from JFK begins June 6 on Boeing 767-300ER
  • Three-times-weekly service from ATL begins Aug. 5 on Boeing 767-300ER
Madrid, Spain
  • Daily service from JFK is now available on Boeing 767-300ER
Reykjavik, Iceland
  • New service from BOS is now available on Boeing 757-200
  • Service from JFK is now available on Boeing 757-200, 767-300ER from July 2
  • Service from MSP begins May 27 on Boeing 757-200
Milan, Italy
  • Daily service from JFK is now available on A330-300
Rome, Italy
  • Five-times-weekly service now available, daily service from ATL begins May 26 on Airbus A330-300
  • New service from BOS begins Aug. 5 on Boeing 767-300ER
  • Three-times-weekly service from JFK now available on Airbus A330, increasing to daily July 1
Venice, Italy
  • Five-times-weekly service from ATL begins Aug. 5 on Boeing 767
  • Daily service from JFK begins July 2 on Boeing 767-300ER

Flights to Croatia, Greece, Iceland and Spain are operated in partnership with Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic. Our flights to Italy are operated in conjunction with Alitalia. This schedule, including routes and frequency, remains subject to change.

Top Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-941 N506DN (msn 175) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 950895.

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Delta Air Lines reports a first quarter pre-tax loss of $2.9 billion

Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-941 N506DN (msn 175) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 950895.

Delta Air Lines issued this financial report for the first quarter of 2021:

Delta Air Lines reported its financial results for the first quarter 2021 and provided its outlook for the second quarter 2021.  Highlights of the first quarter 2021 results, including both GAAP and adjusted metrics, are on page five and are incorporated here.

“A year after the onset of the pandemic, travelers are gaining confidence and beginning to reclaim their lives. Delta is accelerating into the recovery with our brand stronger and more trusted than ever before,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s chief executive officer.  “Thanks to the incredible efforts of our people, we achieved positive daily cash generation in the month of March, a remarkable accomplishment considering our middle seat block and the low level of demand for business and international travel.  If recovery trends hold, we expect positive cash generation for the June quarter and see a path to return to profitability in the September quarter as the demand recovery progresses.”

First Quarter Financial Results 

  • Adjusted pre-tax loss of $2.9 billion excludes $1.2 billion of benefit related to the first payroll support program extension (PSP2), which is partially offset among other items by the debt extinguishment charges incurred when prepaying our $1.5 billion slots, gates and routes term loan
  • Adjusted operating revenue of $3.6 billion declined 65 percent on 55 percent lower sellable capacity (see Note A) versus March quarter 2019
  • Total operating expense, which includes the $1.2 billion benefit related to PSP2, decreased $3.9 billion over the March quarter 2019.  Adjusted for the benefit related to PSP2 and third-party refinery sales, total operating expense decreased $3.1 billion or 33 percent in the March quarter compared to March quarter 2019, driven by capacity- and revenue-related expense reductions, lower salaries and related costs and strong cost management across the business
  • During the March quarter, cash burn (see Note B) averaged $11 million per day and turned positive in the month of March with cash generation of $4 million per day
  • At the end of the March quarter, the company had $16.6 billion in liquidity, including cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments and undrawn revolving credit facilities.  The company had total debt and finance lease obligations of $29.0 billion with adjusted net debt of $19.1 billion, which was higher than prior guidance as a result of aircraft financing decisions

Read the full report.

Top Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-941 N506DN (msn 175) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 950895.

Delta Air Lines aircraft slide show (Airbus):

Air Creebec improves its network of routes to connect all the Cree Communities on the eastern and western shores of James Bay

Air Creebec de Havilland Canada DHC-8-103 Dash 8 C-GYWX (msn 175) YUL (Pierre Langlois). Image: 934146.

Air Creebec has made this announcement:

Aware of the challenges facing air travel for the Cree communities along the shores of James Bay, Air Creebec has decided to open new routes. Starting in the summer of 2018, travellers from the Ontarioside will be able to fly from the James Bay coast to Montréal via Timmins!

Since last spring, the King Air has been replaced by the Dash-8 100 and transports passengers on all regular Air Creebec flights. This aircraft, which is more comfortable and can accommodate more passengers and a larger volume of freight, offers better service on all air routes originating on the James Bay coast.

Beginning July 9, 2018, the Ontario coast of James Bay will be connected to the other air routes on the Quebec side, with a stop in Rouyn-Noranda. From Timmins, passengers will be able to travel to Montreal with Air Creebec. The new stop planned in Rouyn-Noranda will offer two flights per day to Montreal-Trudeau every week day and once a day on the weekend. Air travel across Canada and around the world will be considerably simpler.


Founded in 1982, Air Creebec is a regional airline based in Waskaganish, Québec. The airline offers regular flights, charters and cargo services in Quebec and Ontario. Air Creebec is based principally at the Val-d’Or, Montreal and Timmins airports, and also has hubs in Waskaganish, Chisasibi and Moosonee.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Air Creebec/Jean-Philippe Richard): Air Creebec de Havilland Canada DHC-8-103 Dash 8 C-GYWX (msn 175) YUL (Pierre Langlois). Image: 934146.

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