Latest Delta Air Lines Inc News

Inflation, gas prices, tariffs squeeze consumers

Aug. 1, 2018 3:12 AM EDT

The price of a can of Coca-Cola? Likely going up. A package of Pampers? That too. Plane tickets? They also may be more expensive. These items and more may cost more in the coming months as people start feeling the effects of higher fuel prices and raw-material costs as well as a range of tariffs. Janette...

China says 4 American airlines missed Taiwan deadline

Jul. 27, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators appear to have rejected a possible attempt by U.S. airlines at a compromise over Beijing's demand to call self-ruled Taiwan a part of China, an order Washington opposed. The communist mainland's latest effort to use China's growing economic clout to isolate Taiwan's...

Airlines trim flights, make other tweaks to offset fuel

Jul. 26, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines are bowing to the pressure of higher fuel prices by culling unprofitable flights while trying to boost revenue by being nicer to customers. American Airlines said Thursday it will join rivals by growing more slowly during the rest of 2018 than it had originally planned. Airline...

US airlines cave to China's demand on referring to Taiwan

Jul. 25, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

The Trump administration, several U.S. senators, and Taiwanese business leaders had been urging the three biggest U.S. airlines in recent weeks to stand up against China's demand about how they describe Taiwan on their websites. The U.S. airlines, looking at the explosive growth in China's air-travel market,...

China insists US airlines describe Taiwan as part of China

Jul. 24, 2018 7:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China says there will be "no room for negotiation" in its demand that U.S. airlines describe self-ruled Taiwan as part of China ahead of a deadline this week. Beijing has insisted that carriers change references to Taiwan on their websites to "Taiwan, China" by Wednesday. Taiwan separated...

Strong 2Q at Delta, but soaring fuel costs dim 2018 outlook

Jul. 12, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines executives expressed confidence Thursday that they can raise prices high enough to cover a fuel bill that is likely to be $2 billion more this year than last year. Airline officials said that strong travel demand and higher average fares fully covered a run-up in fuel prices...

British airline Virgin Atlantic will get new CEO in January

Jun. 21, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

British airline Virgin Atlantic is picking an insider to become the next CEO after Craig Kreeger retires. Virgin Atlantic said Thursday that chief commercial officer Shai Weiss will take over Jan. 1. Weiss, who had been chairman of a Virgin investment fund, was named the airline's chief financial officer in 2014....

American: Computer system behind cancellations 'stabilized'

Jun. 19, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines says it has "stabilized" a computer system that failed at one of its affiliate carriers, causing the cancellation of 2,500 flights over the past week. The failure occurred in computers used to schedule crews for PSA Airlines, which is owned by American and operates many...