Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order with Airbus for 30 A321ceo (current engine option) and 10 A330-300 widebodies, Delta’s first order with Airbus in two decades.

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Subject to government approval, Delta Air Lines plans to launch new daily non-stop services from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport on June 2 and June 16, 2014, respectively.

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Delta Air Lines is launching hourly, non-stop Delta Shuttle service between Los Angeles International and San Francisco International airports on September 3. The Delta Shuttle services on the Los Angeles-San Francisco route will offer 14 daily round-trips and a service product tailored to business travelers.

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Delta Air Lines is launching daily non-stop service from Atlanta to Aspen-Pitkin County Airport on December 21, as well as Saturday-only round-trips from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Air Canada will launch weekly non-stop flights on December 14 between Toronto and Eagle County Regional Airport, which serves Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains.

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Merger clearance from the EU Commission and U.S Department of Justice has cleared the way for Delta Air Lines to buy from Singapore Airlines a 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic Airways. Virgin Atlantic Airways and Delta have also detailed a codeshare agreement across 108 routes.

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Delta Air Lines, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and JFK International Air Terminal LLC have opened Delta’s new Terminal 4 Concourse B expansion at New York JFK.

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According to a new Harris Poll, most Americans who fly at least once a year would be willing to pay for extra legroom on a flight of three hours or more and over half would be willing to pay more to avoid sitting in a middle seat on a flight of the same length ‒ as long as the additional fee is $50 or less.

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The airlines say an antitrust-immunized joint venture would allow Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic to be more effective competitors on routes between North America and the U.K., particularly between the U.S. and London.

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Delta Air Lines is increasing its schedule at Los Angeles International Airport, by offering daily additional year-round and seasonal service to 14 destinations, including eight new markets. The additional service will give Delta Air Lines 12 per cent more daily seats from LAX.

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If its application is approved, Delta Air Lines would begin second daily São Paulo flights to both Atlanta and New York JFK this year.

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Delta Air Lines is launching twice-daily regional jet service between Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport in Dickinson, North Dakota and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on June 10.

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Delta Air Lines is adding new elements to its U.S. transcontinental service, offering customers traveling between New York JFK and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle more in-flight dining and entertainment options.

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This new, $175 million project is additional to Delta Air Lines’ previously announced, $1.2 billion, Concourse B development at JFK’s Terminal 4, which is set to open in May. The new project will add 11 more gates and 75,000 square feet to Terminal 4’s Concourse B.

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Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines will begin the new Seattle-Tokyo Haneda service on June 1.

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The new service will be operated by Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines using 76-seat, two-class Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets.

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Singapore Airlines has agreed to sell its 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd to Delta Air Lines for $360 million in cash. Together with its share purchase, Delta Air Lines has reached agreement with Virgin Atlantic Airways to form a new joint venture on transatlantic routes.

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Following a lively ribbon-cutting ceremony on the evening of December 5, Long Beach Airport opens its innovative new passenger concourse for operational use on the morning of December 12.

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The last of the 16 Boeing 747-400 widebodies, each with 48 BusinessElite seats, has been retrofitted with full flat-bed seats. It entered scheduled service this week on a flight between Singapore and Tokyo’s Narita airport, before making its way to Atlanta.

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On July 30, Delta Air Lines asked for the DOT’s approval to serve Haneda from Seattle, rather than Detroit. The DOT has tentatively concluded that it would be in the public interest to allow Delta to do so.

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