Delta, Northwest reach merger deal

ATLANTA, April 14 (UPI) -- Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines Monday agreed to merge in a $3.1 billion deal that would result in the world's largest airline, The New York Times said.

Delta Air Lines to cut jobs, park jets

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday it will park jets and cut jobs in an effort to keep costs in check during an era of escalating fuel costs.

Report: United renews interest in Delta

CHICAGO, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Sources say United Airlines has renewed its interest in merging with Delta Air Lines now that talks have stalled between Delta and Northwest Airlines.

Delta chief reported ready to talk merger

ATLANTA, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Delta Air Lines was reported Friday about to explore a possible merger with Northwest or United Airlines.

Delta Air evaluates merger possibilities

ATLANTA, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday it was evaluating possible mergers following pressure from a New York hedge-fund investor.

Delta Air names ex-Northwest chief as CEO

ATLANTA, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Delta Air Lines Inc. said Tuesday it named U.S. board member and former Northwest Airlines Corp. Chief Executive Richard Anderson as its new leader.

Air France, Delta in joint-venture talks

PARIS, July 30 (UPI) -- Air France-KLM SA unit Air France confirmed a French newspaper report Monday it was in talks with Delta Air Lines Inc. about forming a joint venture.

Delta Air Lines cuts first quarter loss

ATLANTA, April 23 (UPI) -- As it prepares to emerge from bankruptcy by the end of the month, Delta Air Lines Monday reported it had sharply cut its first quarter net loss. The Atlanta-based air carrier reported a net loss of $130 million, compared with $2.07 billion a year ago, the

Delta says creditors OK reorganization

ATLANTA, April 16 (UPI) -- Delta Air Lines Inc. said Monday creditors overwhelmingly approved its reorganization plan, positioning the No. 3 U.S. carrier to emerge from bankruptcy.

Delta Air executive joins JetBlue

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- JetBlue Airways said Tuesday it hired a former Delta Air Lines executive to be its operations vice president at Kennedy International Airport in New York.

Delta cancels Air Canada contract

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 6 (UPI) -- Delta Air Lines Inc. canceled an aircraft-maintenance contract with Air Canada, triggering the loss of 700 jobs, Air Canada said Tuesday.

Delta hopes to end bankruptcy in April

ATLANTA, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Delta Air Lines plans to exit bankruptcy as an independent company as soon as late April, the U.S. airline says.

Delta bids for Atlanta-Shanghai service

ATLANTA, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Delta Air Lines has made an early pitch to operate daily Atlanta-to-Shanghai, China, service after the bankrupt U.S. carrier missed out on service to Beijing.

Delta seeks OK to buy 30 regional jets

ATLANTA, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Delta Air Lines is seeking permission to buy 30 regional jets it plans to use to expand its network and upgrade service, U.S. Bankruptcy Court papers say.

US Airways not miffed at Delta snub

PHOENIX, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- US Airways, which made an unsolicited $8 billion takeover bid to Delta Air Lines, says it's no surprise that Delta rejected its merger offer.
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Delta Air Lines
Richard H. Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, testifies before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation on the impact of consolidation on the aviation industry, focusing on the merger between Delta and Nortwest Airlines, on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 14, 2008. (UPI Photo/Patrick D. McDermott)

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (IATA: DL, ICAO: DAL, Callsign: DELTA) (NYSE: DAL) is a United States airline based and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Delta operates an extensive domestic and international network, spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and Australia. Delta began service to Sydney, Australia in July 2009, which made it the only current American carrier to serve every continent except Antarctica. Delta and its subsidiaries fly to over 375 destinations in 88 countries (excluding codeshare), across 6 continents. Delta is the only major U.S. carrier that flies to Africa and operates the two longest non-stop routes of all U.S. carriers from Atlanta to Mumbai and from Atlanta to Johannesburg on the Boeing 777-200LR.

Delta operates its largest hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and also maintains hubs at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City and Salt Lake City International Airport. Delta's Atlanta hub is the busiest airline hub in the world.

On October 29, 2008, Delta completed its merger with Northwest Airlines to form the world's largest commercial carrier. In February 2009, the airline began consolidating gates and ticket counters at airports where both Delta and Northwest operate. The consolidation will be completed by early 2010. Delta carries more passengers across the Atlantic than any other carrier worldwide.

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