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2008-07-17 09:00:51

By Stephen Foley Two of the largest airlines in the US lost a combined $2.5bn (1.25bn) in the second quarter, as rising jet fuel prices and restructuring costs hobbled their operations. American Airlines and Delta said they would ground additional planes and cut even more flights in their attempt to reduce costs and limit capacity. By doing so, they hope to be able to push through further ticket price increases - but both warned that the industry business model needs to change...

2008-07-17 06:00:33

By Dan Reed The parent of American Airlines lost $1.45 billion and Delta lost $1.04 billion in the second quarter, traditionally airlines' most profitable period. They are just the first in an expected string of horrendous second-quarter results from a group of companies whose existence industry analysts say is threatened by record high oil prices. AMR's and Delta's losses each include $1.2 billion in charges related to grounding planes and reducing head count. Along with dramatic...

2008-07-13 00:00:16

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Two airborne planes - one landing and the other taking off - came within a half-mile of colliding at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday in the second such incident at the airport in a week, the Federal Aviation Administration said.The FAA moved quickly to change takeoff and landing procedures at JFK on perpendicular runways - the kind of runways involved in both incidents.FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown said a Delta Flight 123 was arriving...

2008-07-11 15:00:32

Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA) will hold its annual shareowners meeting in New York September 25th, 2008 to vote on the proposed merger between Northwest Airlines and Delta, creating America's premier global airline. The meeting will be held at the Equitable Life Building in New York, 787 Seventh Ave. New York, NY in the Equitable Auditorium. The meeting time is yet to be determined. If approved, the new combined airline will be called Delta and would provide access to more than 390...

2008-07-10 12:00:45

Due in stores Tuesday: _Bajofondo, "Mar Dulce" (Decca). Band from Argentina and Uruguay fuses tango, electronica, pop and rock. _David Banner, "Greatest Story Ever Told" (Motown). _Elisa, "Dancing" (Sugar). Italian chanteuse's song "Dancing" was featured in the reality TV show "So You Think You Can Dance." _Delta Goodrem, "Delta" (Decca U.S.). Australian singer-songwriter. _The Hold Steady, "Stay Positive" (Vagrant Records). _John Mellencamp, "Life, Death, Love and Freedom" (Hear...

2008-07-09 09:00:19

By Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A federal judge has dismissed Delta Air Lines Inc. from more than 19 pending lawsuits involving a plane crash that killed 49 people two years ago. U.S. District Judge Karl Forester said in a 13-page opinion Tuesday that no Delta employee could be held liable for the crash of Comair Flight 5191. Comair is a subsidiary of Delta, but Delta argued that each has separate management and policies, and employs its own pilots. "In short, there is no...

2008-07-04 21:00:14

By Art Marroquin Delta will drop its relationship with ExpressJet beginning Sept. 1, resulting in a loss of service between Los Angeles International Airport and more than a dozen other cities, officials announced Thursday. ExpressJet/Delta Connection currently offers 41 daily departures from LAX to Seattle, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix and 10 other regional cities, according to figures provided by LAX officials. The partnership also offers 28 daily departures from LAX to nine cities in...

2008-07-03 15:00:28

ATLANTA, July 3, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Delta (NYSE:DAL) and ExpressJet have mutually agreed to cease all ExpressJet Delta Connection operations as of Sept. 1, 2008. ExpressJet currently operates 23 ERJ-145 aircraft for Delta Connection on flights that primarily operate out of Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Delta intends to award a portion of this flying, including all routes currently operated by ExpressJet at its Salt Lake City hub, to another Delta Connection carrier. Delta will...

2008-07-02 12:00:00

By Alex Breitler, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 2--STOCKTON -- Two Delta groups with normally opposite interests said Tuesday they intend to sue the city of Stockton and San Joaquin County for pollution coming from stormwater runoff and sewage. The Coalition for a Sustainable Delta, a group of south Valley farmers and water users, claims Stockton has allowed heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides to escape through storm drains and into the fragile estuary. The California...

2008-06-26 09:02:48

By Mai Hoang, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jun. 26--Delta officials plan to reinstate the flight July 7, only to pull it back out of operation Aug. 18. The flight was taken out of operation for the second time this year May 1. The latest announcement is irritating to Yakima airport manager Buck Taylor. He, along with business and city officials, spent two years and raised $150,000 for marketing and more than $455,000 in prepaid purchases of Delta Air Lines tickets to draw the airline...