Flights from Savannah rank high on a list of pricey airfares. A new report from the US Transportation Department doesn't come as a surprise to Savannah-area travelers who drive to Jacksonville or Charleston to fly cheaply. The dilemma is partly due to the city's "not-too-small, not-too-big" market size.
Delta Air Lines officials say the company will hire 300 pilots starting in November. The development marks the first pilot hiring since 2010 for Atlanta-based Delta. The hiring will continue through September 2014.
The government is fining Delta Air Lines Inc. $750,000 for bumping some passengers involuntarily, without offering compensation or seeking volunteers first. Airlines sometimes sell too many tickets for a flight, and have to "bump" some or move them to a later flight. If travelers don't volunteer, the airline has to compensate them.
Delta Air Lines says the compensation package for CEO Richard Anderson jumped 42 percent last year as the company boosted his long-term incentive pay. A calculation by The Associated Press shows that Anderson's compensation was almost $12.6 million, up from $8.9 million a year earlier.
Delta Air Lines plans to add flights to Asia through an expansion of its partnership with Alaska Airlines. Delta aims to add a flight between Seattle and Shanghai starting on June 17, 2013. U.S. government approval is pending.
Delta Air Lines lost $168 million, or 20 cents per share, in the second quarter because bets on oil prices went the wrong way. The airline lost $561 million on wrong oil price bets that haven't settled yet.
Delta Air Lines Inc. says a federal board has upheld results from an election that blocked a union from representing its flight attendants. Delta said late Friday that the National Mediation Board rejected claims by the Association of Flight Attendants that the company interfered in the representation election last year.
Delta Air Lines Inc. is laying off 200 workers, most of them at its headquarters in Atlanta. The world's second-biggest airline said in July that 2,000 workers were taking voluntary buyouts. It is cutting its fall schedule more than expected and has said it needs to reduce costs to match. Airlines have been coping with unusually high fuel prices and lukewarm demand from business travelers.
Three airlines dropped their fares during the FAA shutdown, but Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and most of the rest of the industry bumped prices to offset taxes the FAA can’t charge while it’s closed. Former airline executive and industry consultant Robert Mann said the airlines often complain that taxes and fees depress demand, but when they had a chance to prove their point, they pocketed the extra money instead.