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Will Delta Air Lines make a bid to take over and merge Alaska Airlines?

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) and Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) have been adding competitive routes at their rival’s hubs in Seattle/Tacoma and Salt Lake City. Something is going with these partners as each carrier is doing a tit for tat with new routes.

The bigger question now being raised is will Delta make a hostile bid to acquire and merge Alaska? Assuming it would be approved, it would allow Delta to leap again back to being the largest carrier in thew world again.

Alaska is a profitable airline and has always preferred to stay independent.

Will a bidding war develop for Alaska? If not, will Delta continue adding routes to and from Seattle/Tacoma?

Can Alaska remain independent?

Bloomberg explores these possibilities.

Read the full article: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Delta’s Airbus A320-212 N365NW (msn 964) taxies to the runway at SeaTac.

Alaska Airlines: AG Slide Show

Delta Air Lines: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Alaska’s Boeing 737-890 N590AS (msn 35687) also taxies at the SeaTac hub.

Delta Air Lines is looking at an order for 24-30 narrow body aircraft

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) is in discussions with both Airbus and Boeing about an order for 24 to 30 narrow body airliners according to this report by Bloomberg.

Delta is in a select group of airlines that operates both the Airbus A319/A320 family (inherited from Northwest) and the Boeing 737-700/800 Next-Generation family. The order will be for current models which are now being reportedly discounted by the manufacturers pending the arrival of the next round of new more fuel-efficient engines.

Which manufacturer will win out?

Read the full story from Reuters: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Ex-Northwest Airbus A320-212 N365NW (msn 964) climbs away from Los Angeles International Airport.

Delta Air Lines: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Boeing 737-732 N310DE (msn 29665) completes its final approach into Dulles International Airport near Washington.