Boeing and Delta Spend Millions in Fight Over Export-Import Bank’s Existence

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Last week, with little notice, a federal judge here tossed out Delta Air Lines’ longstanding claim that the government’s export credit agency — which, among other things, provides loan guarantees to overseas airlines for the purchase of Boeing jets — was helping international competitors at the airline’s expense. Delta offered only a shrug. Judicial opinions […]

Delta, Grupo Aeromexico take steps toward $1.5B joint venture

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Delta Air Lines Inc. and Grupo Aeromexico have filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation seeking antitrust immunity for a new joint venture on flights between the United States and Mexico. The application marks a significant step in the creation of a $1.5 billion joint venture that will allow Delta (NYSE: DAL) and […]

U.S. Airlines Escalate Battle Against Their Gulf Rivals

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Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and American Airlines yesterday released evidence of what they call unfair subsidies given to their fastest-growing rivals, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways. The documents detail what the Big Three say is more than $42 billion in financial support the three Gulf airlines have received from their governments since 2004. […]

Delta and Southwest Airlines Ready for Expansion

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While the U.S. domestic air travel market is mature, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines are looking beyond domestic flights for growth. To capitalize on their ambitions, each airline is building a gateway hub. I’ll take a look at why they chose the airports they did and what Delta and Southwest’s strategies could be going […]

Delta Airlines computer outage has passengers frustrated

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Passengers on Delta Air Lines Monday afternoon were unable to check in for their flights because of a malfunction with the airline’s website, mobile app and airport kiosks. Travelers from different parts of the country complained about the problem on Twitter. Delta spokesman Paul Skrbec did not have a number for passengers affected by the […]

American Airlines To Upgrade Fleet And Finally Compete With Delta

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Ask any regular passenger on American Airlines for an assessment of the carrier over the last couple of years and you’ll receive a raft of complaints. As the company slogs through its merger with US Airways, the user experience has lapsed. In-flight entertainment, while strong in the WiFi category, is still fairly weak in the […]

Delta Confirms it’s Going with Airbus in Big 50 Wide-Body Jet Order

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Delta will go with Airbus in deal for 50 wide-body jets that would be worth more than $14 billion at list prices. The Wall Street Journal calls the order “a big victory for the European company in its battle with Boeing to sell long-range passenger aircraft.” Delta said it will buy 25 Airbus A350-900 jets […]

Delta and Alaska Airline Rivalry Could Be a Boost For Boeing

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While the merger of United Airlines and Continental left a gaping hole at the ticket counter at SeaTac International Airport, frequent fliers are noticing an expansion of Delta and Alaska check-in stations these days. That expansion could mean a great boost to Boeing and Washington’s economy in the future — if state lawmakers hold the […]