Delta Air Lines

US airlines deliver biggest gains to patient investors

Airlines such as US Airways and Delta are rated higher on average by analysts than 92 per cent of US companies. Photo: Bloomberg

The Bloomberg US Airlines Index of 10 carriers surged 35 per cent in the first quarter, the best start to a year since at least 1999. Wall Street projects that gains are just beginning for Delta Air Lines and US Airways, both rated higher on average by analysts than 92 per cent of US firms.

Tuesday, 2 April, 2013, 4:57am

Singapore Airlines in talks to sell stake in Virgin Atlantic

Singapore Airlines is in talks to sell its 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic.

Singapore Airlines says it is in talks to sell its 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic after people familiar with the matter said Delta Air Lines was discussing buying shares.

4 Dec 2012 - 3:10am

Singapore Air discusses Virgin sale; Delta said to be buyer

A Virgin Atlantic aircraft comes in to land at Heathrow Airport. Singapore Airlines is talking about selling its 49 per cent stake in the airline and Delta Air Lines is said to be a potential buyer. Photo: Reuters

Singapore Airlines Ltd. said it’s in talks about selling its 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic after reports that Delta Air Lines Inc. is in interested in buying the shares.

3 Dec 2012 - 2:12pm

Northwest's narita comfort zones

Northwest Airlines maintains two WorldClubs lounges at its Narita hub, catering to members leaving on its 24 daily departures to the United States and other destinations in the Asia-Pacific region.

5 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Cancellation of flight leaves 361 in the lurch

Northwest Airlines yesterday cancelled a flight for mechanical reasons, disrupting travel plans for hundreds of passengers who had to delay journeys by up to 24 hours.

29 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Carriers on brink

THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY is facing possibly the biggest crisis in its history. Few people in the developed have not by now witnessed the tragic events last week, the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre towers in New York.

18 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Taiwan attraction

The new Landis Tainan Hotel, scheduled to open at the end of this year, will soon establish itself as Tainan's most prominent landmark. It is in the heart of the commercial district, and close to Taiwan's largest shopping centre. The 257-room, 49-suite hotel is 30 minutes from the domestic airport, each room has a high-technology business working station.

20 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Hub link

Northwest Airlines and its Northwest Airlink affiliate, Mesaba Airlines, announced the addition of another non-stop route between Toledo, Ohio, and its hub in Detroit, Michigan. Effective on September 1, nine daily non-stop flights will service the lines' Detroit hub.

Century saver

18 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Orbitz opens

Orbitz, the much-anticipated, new full-service Internet travel site founded by leading airlines American, Continental, Delta, Northwest and United is officially open. Orbitz claims to offer the most low-cost air fares and flight options on the Web. It promises the largest collection of discounted Web-only fares in one place, rental cars, holiday packages and other travel deals.

9 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Delta delights

Delta Air Lines and Delta Express, Delta's low-fare airline, have introduced spring sale fares for travel to worldwide destinations, including Asia, available until May 11. Return travel to Asia must begin by June 30. An example of the return trip discount fares is New York-Tokyo US$544.

4 May 2001 - 12:00am

Air pilots strike

Northwest Airlines and Air Canada said yesterday that both have tentative agreements to end strikes which have affected thousands of Hong Kong passengers.

A spokesman for Northwest said their 6,200 pilots would remain on strike until at least tomorrow (Hong Kong time) when the union's master executive council would meet to consider details of the pact.

12 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Air Canada pilot strike

Passengers scheduled to fly on Northwest Airlines may face a worsening travel situation this weekend as the Air Canada strike continues.

Northwest warned yesterday that it may not be able to accommodate all its ticketed passengers this weekend on other airlines.

Some passengers bound for Canada or the US could face an overnight delay on Saturday or Sunday.

4 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Delta, Swissair form alliance

Delta Air Lines says it has formed an alliance with Swisscargo, a subsidiary of SAir Group, which includes Swissair, to network its cargo units, including a shared sales force and joint pricing.

6 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

US airline swells Saab order book

MESABA Airlines of the United States is to acquire up to 72 Saab 340 aircraft in one of the manufacturer's largest orders.

The agreement provides a firm order for 50 of the regional aircraft and options to purchase 22 more.

An option books a place in the production line and usually costs 5 per cent of the full purchase price.

13 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Burke moves to Delta

HONG Kong aviation industry guru William Burke has quit his managing director's post at Avmark Asia to become Pacific region managing director for Delta Airlines.

Mr Burke has been charged with masterminding the US carrier's sales and marketing activities in the Pacific region.

1 Dec 1993 - 12:00am