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Pijus Jauniskis

Paradigm shift in the US COVID fight: United leads the way?

Initiative and dedicated execution are required to steer a damaged boat through the rough waters, and as United and Delta Airlines continue to improve their policies, other airlines seem to have taken an easier road by looking at their competitors for a course of action....


Pijus Jauniskis

Downhill journey: United Airlines report record losses of $1.6B

On July 21, 2020, United Airlines announced the most difficult financial quarter in the company’s 94-year history with a Q2 net loss of $1.6 billion.  ...


Pijus Jauniskis

US carriers to tighten COVID-19 spread prevention

The sudden increase in COVID incidents has pushed the US airlines to tighten their belts and take preventative action.  ...


Zivile Zalagenaite

Delta to accelerate MD-88, MD-90 and Boeing 767 retirements

Facing a significant travel demand drop and other COVID-19 pandemic-caused challenges, Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian said the airline would accelerate retirements of its remaining McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 fleets, as well as some older Boeing 767s. ...


Rytis Beresnevicius

United, Southwest and American announce 2019 financial results

The trio of United States-based carriers announced their Q4 2019 and Full Year results, joining Delta Air Lines, which announced its yearly results on January 14, 2020. All in all, the four biggest carriers in North America and some of the biggest airlines in the world had a healthy year: with the exception of Delta, despite being negatively affected by the 737 MAX groundings, all airlines demonstrated healthy profitability....


AeroTime Team

Delta plane evacuated, passengers claim engine fire

Updated. On January 1, 2020, Delta Airlines flight DL8817 from Mexico City (Mexico) reached the destination in New York (the United States) with over nine hours of delay. Unconfirmed reports on social media indicate that the incident was caused by a fire in the Boeing 757 left engine....


AeroTime Team

Not affected by MAX: Delta reveals “best in history” Q2 results

Delta Air Lines presented the second quarter of 2019 financial results, calling them “record”. The airline achieved a net income growth of 23.6%, reaching $1.5 billion during the period. ...


Ruta Burbaite

Delta plane’s engine seen falling apart mid-flight [Video]

A Delta Air Lines flight was forced to make an emergency landing on June 8, 2019, due to engine failure mid-flight. The incident may not have made the news if not for the terrifying video footage taken by passengers on board the aircraft, showing one of the MD-88’s engines falling apart while the plane was in the air....


AeroTime Team

Qatar Airways backed by US airlines before country’s government

In the long-lasting trade conflict between the United States legacy carriers and the Gulf big trio, some U.S. airlines are stepping up to advocate for Qatar Airways, arguing that government interference might cause retaliation, which could seriously harm their own expansion plans to Europe....


AeroTime Team

Has Boeing NMA found its first big customer?

While Boeing’s decision on the new middle of market aircraft ‒ the NMA ‒  is anticipated in the upcoming months, the aircraft might already have its first customer. Delta Airlines CEO admits that the U.S. legacy carrier is “very interested in it” and could potentially opt for as many as 200 NMAs over the next decade....