Delta Air Lines Inc. attributed an increase in profitable international routes to its April 30 emergence from bankruptcy.
“International played a big part in Delta’s ability to emerge from Chapter 11 so quickly,” said John Parkerson, general attorney with Delta Air Lines Inc.’s law department, who helped open international flights for the company during its 19-month restructuring plan.
Delta’s operational improvements have focused on enhancing the customer experience and creating a stronger, more balanced network as a result of the addition of more than 60 new international routes.
“In just over 19 months we have undertaken the largest international expansion in Delta’s history,” Jim Whitehurst, Delta’s chief operating officer, said in a statement.
Delta is adding international flights at a faster rate than any other major U.S. airline, according to the company. Currently Delta operates flights to 32 trans-Atlantic destinations and more than 600 weekly flights to 58 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Delta’s restructuring success builds on more than five years of change at Delta that has delivered more than $8 billion in annual cost and revenue improvements to the company.
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