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Here is more growth for Big D!

ACL65PILOT

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We're becoming the only U.S. carrier in even more international markets
November 12, 2008



We will add 15 new international routes to our network for next summer, including service to 12 destinations not flown by any other U.S. carrier. The addition of new transpacific, transatlantic and Africa routes advances our strategy of taking customers to more unique destinations across the globe and investing in underserved markets.
"As America's flag carrier to the world, offering service to more destinations than any other airline is an advantage our customers count on," said Glen Hauenstein, e.v.p-Network Planning and Revenue Management. "In the current atmosphere of international financial uncertainty, the breadth of our network positions us to take advantage of markets that continue to thrive, while offering a natural hedge where there is economic softness."
The new flights for next summer include Salt Lake City to Tokyo-Narita, with connecting service to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and New York-JFK to Gothenberg, Sweden, and Valencia, Spain.
A sampling of our destinations not served by any other U.S. carrier includes Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Monrovia, Liberia; Abuja, Nigeria; Luanda, Angola; Malabo, Equatorial Guinea; Cape Town, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria; Prague, Czech Republic; and Sal, Cape Verde Islands.
"Delta's successful international flying relies on the unmatched connectivity of our U.S. network, with each hub playing a unique role," Glen said in a memo to all employees. "To that end, Delta will improve connections to the world from our domestic hubs with 14.5% more total capacity between Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City, New York and Memphis in January 2009 compared with the year prior.
"The strength of the Delta network is a key element in the foundation for our success for years to come," Glen said. "It means better opportunity for our customers to fly any place they want to go, more opportunities for our crews to fly higher value flights, and more opportunities for all Delta people to work for a financially secure company."
 

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Delta’s new international service beginning summer 2009 includes:
Region
Route
Effective
Aircraft
Frequency
Trans-Pacific

New York-JFK to Tokyo-Narita, Japan1
June 4, 2009
Boeing 777-200ER
daily
Salt Lake City to Tokyo-Narita, Japan1,3
June 3, 2009
Airbus 330-200
five times weekly
Atlanta to Tokyo Narita, Japan1,3 (second frequency)
May 4, 2009
Boeing 747-400
daily
Tokyo-Narita, Japan to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam1,3
June 1, 2009
Boeing 757-200
daily
Africa
Atlanta to Johannesburg, South Africa1,2
June 1, 2009
Boeing 777-200LR
daily
Atlanta to Nairobi, Kenya1,5
June 2, 2009
Boeing 767-300ER
four times weekly
Atlanta to Monrovia, Liberia1,4
June 8, 2009
Boeing 757-200ER
once weekly
Atlanta to Abuja, Nigeria1,4
June 10, 2009
Boeing 757-200ER
twice weekly
Atlanta to Luanda, Angola1,4
June 14, 2009
Boeing 757-200ER
twice weekly
Atlanta to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea1,4
June 16, 2009
Boeing 757-200ER
once weekly
Atlanta to Cape Town, South Africa1,5
June 1, 2009
Boeing 767-300ER
three times weekly
New York-JFK to Lagos, Nigeria1
June 9, 2009
Boeing 767-300ER
five times weekly
Europe/Middle East
New York-JFK to Gothenberg, Sweden
June 11, 2009
Boeing 757-200ER
four times weekly
New York-JFK to Prague, Czech Republic1
June 18, 2009
Boeing 767-300
three times weekly
New York-JFK to Valencia, Spain1
June 5, 2009
Boeing 757-200ER
four times weekly
New York-JFK to Zurich, Switzerland
June 8, 2009
Boeing 757-200ER
daily
(seasonal)
New York-JFK to Tel Aviv1 (second frequency)
June 30, 2009
Boeing 767-300ER
four times weekly
 

PeanuckleCRJ

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Next week! Seriously!

No, for real!
 

iaflyer

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Big announcement on Friday
What this, the fourth time someone has said that? :rolleyes:
But actually, after this announcement I can see why there was a delay - hopefully the AE WILL be around the corner.
 

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Good to see all this growth!
Thanks for posting.

Are there any new routes out of ex-NWA hubs?
 

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Hope it's profitable for you guys....

PHXFLYR
 

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I heard that Delta is planning a hub in Africa similar to the NWA interport hub in NRT with 8-10 757s...

Anyone else heard this?
 

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Hey look....even more growth for Big D (N)

From today's DeltaNet:
Delta Cargo awarded CRAF cargo missions

We’re launching a series of military cargo charter flights this week under the Civil Reserve Air Fleet program that’s expected to earn us $9 million during the coming year. The flights will transport military equipment and supplies to U.S. forces deployed in the Middle East. The missions will be flown between McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey and Kuwait using Boeing 747-200 freighters gained as part of our merger with Northwest.
Six missions are scheduled by the end of the year, and we hope to be awarded 75 additional missions for next year, said Cesar MartiGarro, general manager-network planning, freighters for Delta Cargo.
“This is a big milestone for us, something our group has been working on for more than a year,” Cesar said. “The program will utilize one 747-200 freighter year round, and we estimate a positive contribution of about $9 million through next year.”
Gee....you'd think it would be too expensive to keep a single 747-200 around, since all the rest will be gone ya know.....
 

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I heard that Delta is planning a hub in Africa similar to the NWA interport hub in NRT with 8-10 757s...

Anyone else heard this?

We'll be using SAL Island, Cape Verde as a stopover for 757 flights into Africa. Looks like mainly turns (hopefully) for the crews with RONs in SAL. You can get your surf on at Ponto Preta. We've also been using DKR as a stopover (crew change) for sometime now for flights into South Africa, Lagos (I think), and looks like for the NBO service..
 
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Good to see all this growth!
Thanks for posting.

Are there any new routes out of ex-NWA hubs?

A few more out of NRT.

NRT-SGN, Vietnam
NRT-JFK
NRT-ATL (additional frequency)
NRT-SLC

That will make Japan-especially NRT-a massive hub for the new DAL. The following will be the departures on an average day out of Japan for DAL:

NRT-ATL (x2)
NRT-JFK
NRT-SEA (x2)
NRT-PDX
NRT-LAX
NRT-SFO
NRT-DTW (x2)
NRT-MSP
NRT-HNL (x2)
NRT-GUM (x2)
NRT-PEK
NRT-PVG
NRT-SPN (x2)
NRT-SIN
NRT-TPE
NRT-HKG
NRT-SLC
NRT-ICN
NRT-MNL
NRT-SGN
NRT-BKK
And some out of Osaka:
KIX-GUM
KIX-SPN
KIX-HNL
KIX-TPE
Add to that---the freighters. Even if they eventually go away, the slots will be used by new passenger routes. Currently they have:
NRT-ANC (x2)
NRT-LAX
NRT-ICN
NRT-PVG
and out of KIX
KIX-ANC

I may have missed some as well.

May be they will build NRT back into what it was several years ago during NWA's peak years.
 
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Yeah AE should be out sometime next week. Well that is what they are saying. Maybe the will surprise us and have it out Friday.

Lots of good growth. If you are hoping for an announcement Friday, keep your fingers crossed that it is the AC order that we have been talking about.
 

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Not to pee on everyone's cheerios, but most of this growth is just a shifting of airplanes from other routes. Granted a couple will be pure growth and longer flight times.

Hoping the mainline replacing of RJ's will be huge!!!!!
 

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I thought Manila was two stuffed full 747's a day to NRT. Is that incorrect?

MNL to the mainland US & Canada would do well. All the Pinoy workers going back and forth keep it busy.
 

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True, but the new flight will require higher manning numbers even if there is not one more jet brought on.
 

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Like I said before take the ALI out of this and you and I agree on more than we think.

BTW do you commute from DFW? Know a guy that used to work for ASA that lives that way.
 

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Hey look....even more growth for Big D (N)

From today's DeltaNet:Gee....you'd think it would be too expensive to keep a single 747-200 around, since all the rest will be gone ya know.....
You know, things change. It is not a static world we operate in. Glad to see the 742 stay around longer. More mainline pilots flying the line.
 

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I thought Manila was two stuffed full 747's a day to NRT. Is that incorrect?

MNL to the mainland US & Canada would do well. All the Pinoy workers going back and forth keep it busy.

It is just one a day from NRT. Yes, MNL-mainland US could do very well I think. According to the higher ups-even if we eventually overfly NRT into many of the Asian cities-that would be in addition to the NRT ops. The O&D traffic out of NRT is huge- Tokyo being the largest city in the world.
 
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