Entries in International Flights (2)


Delta and Its Partners to Reduce International Flights This Fall

Delta Air Lines(ATLANTA) -- Delta Air Lines and its international partners -- Air France KLM and Alitalia -- announced Thursday that they will be scaling back international routes this fall due to rising fuel costs and a sluggish economy.

The reduction could be as much as a nine percent difference from last year.  It will affect trans-Atlantic flights between Europe and North America.

"Our alliance allows us to make strategic decisions about our network and operate as a single airline on trans-Atlantic flights," said Bruno Matheu, Air France KLM's executive vice president of Network, Revenue Management and Marketing.  "Combining our efforts, we are able to leverage the benefits of the joint venture to respond to economic and external cost pressures."

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Delta to Upgrade Economy Seats, On-Board Entertainment

Photo Courtesy - Delta Airlines(ATLANTA) - International flights on Delta Air Lines are about to get a bit more comfortable. Delta announced plans Monday to install a premium economy section called "Economy Comfort" to all international flights.

The additions, which would be introduced this summer, include more comfortable seats and enhanced entertainment for an additional charge of $80-$160 per one-way flight.

"Just as Delta is investing in BusinessElite, which is among the industry's most competitive premium products, it makes sense to offer enhancements to our Economy Class service that provide additional comfort," said Glen Hauenstein, Delta's executive vice president of Network Planning, Revenue Management and Marketing. "Economy Comfort is one of many elements Delta is committed to delivering to our customers as part of a more than $2 billion investment we are making in the air and on the ground to improve the customer experience and position Delta as a leader in customer service."

The new seats, which provide more leg room and a bigger recline, will be installed in the economy cabins of more than 160 Boeing 747, 757, 767, 777 and Airbus A330 aircrafts.

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