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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....


AeroTime Team
Delta’s long-anticipated A220 debut finally takes off

Delta took its brand new A220-100 to the skies for the very first time. The introduction of the new aircraft type to its fleet has, of course, now gains its own momentum for the U.S. airline. But the fact that precisely this deal − Delta’s A220s order − had previously sparked a trade war between North American plane makers Boeing and Bombardier, makes the event even more significant....


AeroTime Team
Delta expands A220 order, switches to more popular variant

The biggest A220-100 customer, now opts for a larger – and more popular − aircraft variant, converting some of the previously ordered jets to A220-300....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Qatar Airways makes 2nd move in Asia, buys China Southern stake

The Qatari flag carrier has purchased a 5% stake in one of China’s Big Three airlines – China Southern. With its strategy to invest into “strongest airlines”, why was Qatar Airways' move met with surprise?...