Delta Air Lines is planning to add non-stop service from Japanese cities to two popular leisure destinations, Honolulu and the Pacific island nation of Palau.

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Delta Air Lines plans to launch nonstop service between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Mexico City International Airport in mid-December, and will expand its services from the Minnesota hub to Paris Charles de Gaulle and London Heathrow to daily flights.

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This winter, Delta Air Lines will expand its seasonal Atlanta non-stop service to Montrose/Telluride in Colorado from Saturday-only to daily service beginning on December 18.

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Delta Air Lines plans to make First Class service available on all U.S. domestic flights longer than 750 miles, or about two-and-a-half hours of flight time, beginning this fall. When the upgrade is complete, 50 routes that currently feature Delta Connection flights with only one class of service will be upgraded to two-cabin aircraft with First and Economy Class service.

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Delta Air Lines and its wholly owned subsidiary Delta AirElite are introducing a service to allow customers to book scheduled commercial flights and on-demand private jet service in a single transaction using a pre-paid Air Elite account.

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Delta Air Lines is launching a new service between Atlanta and Monrovia, Liberia, expanding the airline’s position as the leading U.S. carrier operating flights to Africa.

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Delta Air Lines plans to add more flights between New York City and key global business markets this year, with nearly 30 cities slated for new or expanded service by fall.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing to award four routes to Tokyo’s downtown Haneda Airport to American Airlines at New York, Delta Air Lines at Los Angeles and Detroit, and Hawaiian Airlines at Honolulu when the airport’s fourth runway becomes operational later this year.

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GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes and Delta Air Lines have asked the Brazilian and U.S. authorities for permission to launch a codeshare agreement, and are planning to link their frequent flyer programs.

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Delta Air Lines has requested authority to introduce the first-ever nonstop flights between Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Delta Air Lines will increase westbound service from three North Dakota cities to Delta’s Salt Lake City hub with its summer 2010 schedule.

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Delta Air Lines says it will invest $1 billion, or about $300 million per year, through mid-2013 to improve customer experience in the air and on the ground ― and also to improve the fuel efficiency of more than 170 aircraft in its fleet.

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Delta Air Lines has launched an online marketplace to provide members of its SkyMiles frequent flyer program with a new way to redeem miles for hotel rooms, car rentals and merchandise.

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A group of 15 airlines has signed groundbreaking memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with two different U.S. producers ― AltAir Fuels LLC and Rentech, Inc. ― for a future supply of alternative aviation fuel.

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Delta Air Lines and Australia’s Virgin Blue Airlines Group will begin codesharing on four of Delta’s flights in January 2010. Codesharing between the two airlines begins on two of Virgin Blue’s flights in February.

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In precedent-setting enforcement actions, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined three airlines for their roles in causing the passengers on board Continental Express flight CO2816 to remain on the aircraft for an unreasonable period of time at Rochester International Airport in Minnesota on August 8.

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Delta Air Lines is carrying out a series of schedule moves to strengthen its international network for summer 2010.

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British Airways’ Chief Executive Willie Walsh has called publicly for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to approve the airline’s proposed joint venture with American Airlines and Iberia, claiming it would strengthen competition on transatlantic flights.

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Delta Air Lines has expanded its BusinessElite service from New York by adding full-flat beds to all flights between New York JFK and London Heathrow.

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