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.
Users of older two-way radios could be in for a scramble this year as a federal deadline looms. The FCC mandated narrower bands for the radios 15 years ago and manufacturers stopped making them. But one wireless industry consultant says, he still has hundreds of clients in the state who've yet to comply.
A jet sustained significant damage when it rolled off a taxiway at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta Tuesday morning. Delta Air Lines spokesman Eric Torbenson told The Associated Press mechanics were testing the engines of the Boeing 737 when they experienced a problem with the braking system around 5 a.m.
A federal labor board is upholding an election at Delta Air Lines Inc. where baggage handlers voted against joining a union. The National Mediation Board had been looking into claims by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers that Delta interfered in the election last year.
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines plans to further reduce its flights by about two percent next year. While trimming flight schedules is something airlines do seasonally, and the company specifically cited high fuel costs, one expert says it also reflects an industry-wide shift toward efficiency and solid returns for investors.
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.
The nation’s second-largest airline says it will lose between $250 million to $400 million this year due to the crisis in Japan. Due to that and higher fuel costs, Delta is again scaling-back its flight schedules.