Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian announced Tuesday that the company is hiring an additional 5,000 people to try to keep up with increased demand in travel following COVID-19 lockdowns.
Delta ranked the best airline from April 2020 to March 2021. These other airlines weren't far behind.
Rising concern about the fast-spreading delta variant of COVID-19 is creating turbulence for the stocks of big travel companies, but airline executives say they don’t see any slowdown in ticket sales, maybe because a high percentage of their best customers are fully vaccinated.
Delta Airlines reports $652 million profit in quarter two, made possible with the help of government pandemic relief.
As Tropical Storm Elsa continued to barrel toward the Florida coast on Tuesday, a handful of major U.S. airlines have loosened ticket-change regulations for cities in the Sunshine State.
The stress of having to find a backup plan to get to one's destination is being felt by customers who have booked flights from various major U.S. carriers.
Delta CEO Ed Bastian revealed on "The Claman Countdown" that domestic travel should see a full recovery by the end of summer 2021 and business travel specifically could return to pre-pandemic levels by the start of July.
Delta Flight 1131 diverted to Detroit due to a "customer issue on board," according to the airline. Upon landing, law enforcement officers boarded the plane and the passenger was taken off the flight on a gurney.
Eleven U.S. airlines issued $12.84 billion in cash refunds to customers in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic upended the travel industry, the head of industry trade group Airlines for America (A4A) said in a letter to lawmakers on Friday.
Delta Air Lines President Glen Hauenstein said bookings for domestic travel would in June have recovered completely.
Mexico's aviation safety rating was downgraded Tuesday by U.S. regulators.
While on that Dec. 23 Delta Air Lines flight from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Seattle, the passenger "repeatedly refused to comply with crew members’ instructions."
Delta Air Lines said this week it would require all new employees in the U.S. to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
Airlines are monitoring the situation in the ongoing Israeli–Palestinian conflict, which has reached the main airport in Tel Aviv.
"We said that we would keep the middle seat open until customers are comfortable sitting there and the experts tell us it’s the right time to sell," Bastian explained to TODAY on Wednesday. "We were sold out on our planes right through April. There were no seats available, the demand was strong to be on Delta."
Although the travel industry is slowly bouncing back as pandemic worries start to fade, the effects of the coronavirus on U.S. domestic air travel will have a lingering impact for years to come.
With help from Washington, Southwest Airlines is the first major U.S. airline to report a profit since the pandemic started.
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Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian took a moment during the company’s quarterly earnings call to address the impact on business after his response to the new Georgia election law.
Air travel, stifled by the COVID-19 pandemic, is widely expected to rebound in the second half of 2021 as wide vaccine rollouts encourage travel and drive summer bookings.