News For Delta Frequent Flyers

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Here are some interesting news stories for the Delta flyer. Delta increases traffic, improves operational performance, closes operations at an airport, and an A380 is coming to Atlanta.

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February Traffic Increases

February was a good month for Delta. Traffic rose 2.6 percent for Delta in February. They carried 12,989,254 up from 11,421,838 passengers in January.

On-time arrival for Delta also increased in February. The percentage of on-time flights was 90.0 percent, this was 11.5 percent higher than last year at this time. Kudos to the operational team for the big improvement there.

You can read the full operational report here.

Delta Closing Minneapolis Warehouse

Delta will eliminate a warehouse at the Minneapolis Airport. This move will eliminate 66 jobs in the city. Transfers to Atlanta have been offered for those 66 positions.

Korean Airlines Brings A380 To Atlanta

The worlds busiest airport is about to get the worlds biggest plane. Korean Airlines will bring the A380 to Atlanta in early 2013.

In order to accommodate the large plane, the Atlanta airport is widening a run way and modifying gates in the E terminal, gate E1 and E3.

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Bottom Line

The improved performance and arrival of the A380 are good news for any Delta flyer. If you are looking to take a ride on the A380, it may have just become a little bit easier. Since Korean Airlines is a Delta partner, I’ll be on the lookout for options to redeem SkyMiles on this airplane.

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  1. Something doesn’t add up. An increase from 11,421,838 to 12,989,254 is 13.7% not 2.6%. Perhaps the 2.6% increase is as compared to February 2011?

  2. Thank you for posting helpful content, as opposed to merely pimping credit cards like the deltapoints blog.

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