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Latest coronavirus spike crushing travel demand, says Delta CEO

Jul 10, 2020 - 12:25 PM

Delta CEO Ed Bastian urges workers to consider the airline's voluntary exit program to 'minimize involuntary furloughs'

Delta, United join U.S. carriers in receiving Treasury loans

Jul 07, 2020 - 11:35 PM

Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and Southwest Airlines are the latest carriers to sign letters of intent for US government loans

DELTA AIR LINES. A Delta plane takes off. Photo from Delta website

Delta hints at job cuts as it retires the Boeing 777

May 15, 2020 - 10:15 AM

Delta Air Lines estimates that it will be overstaffed by 7,000 pilots this fall, according to a memo to employees

VIRUS IMPACT. A Delta Air Lines plane. Photo from Shutterstock

Delta warns of need to 'resize' after big loss on virus shutdowns

Apr 23, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Delta Air Lines loses $534 million in the 1st quarter of 2020, compared with profits of $730 million in the same period a year ago

U.S. airlines desperate for cash but fear government involvement

Apr 08, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Industry sources say a behind-the-scenes tug of war has begun between airline executives and the United States Treasury

BADLY HIT SECTOR. An American Airlines plane is seen from a terminal of Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on March 17, 2020. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Delta says 10,000 workers on voluntary leave

Mar 19, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Delta Air Lines is slashing its capacity by 70% over the worsening coronavirus crisis

VIRUS IMPACT. A Delta Air Lines plane. Photo from Shutterstock

U.S. airlines slash flights over coronavirus crisis

Mar 16, 2020 - 8:35 PM

The situation worsens for airline companies in the United States

AMERICAN AIRLINES. A Boeing 737 flown by American Airlines takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on March 11, 2019. File photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

U.S. airlines ground more planes as travel crisis deepens

Mar 14, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Demand is 'declining at an accelerated pace daily, driving an unprecedented revenue impact,' says Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian

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U.S. airlines to trim capacity as coronavirus hits demand

Mar 11, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Delta Air Lines and American Airlines announce broader capacity cuts, while Southwest Airlines says it would lower its chief executive officer's salary

AMERICAN AIRLINES. A Boeing 737 flown by American Airlines takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on March 11, 2019. File photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Pampanga, Iloilo ramp up defenses against spread of coronavirus

Feb 05, 2020 - 6:48 PM

Though both provinces remain free of the nCoV, they have assigned facilities in case of an outbreak

Photo from Clark International Airport Facebook

Delta jet dumps fuel on California school playground

Jan 15, 2020 - 9:53 AM

In a statement, the Los Angeles Unified School District says students and staff were on the playground of the elementary school when the incident happened

'A life well-lived': Sorority sisters pay tribute to slain Ombudsman prosecutor Madonna Joy Tanyag

Jun 07, 2018 - 9:00 AM

'This fight would probably be the most difficult of all that we have faced, but we shall draw strength from the brave soul that we have loved dearly. Her name was Donna,' says the Sigma Delta Pi Sorority

GONE TOO SOON. Madonna Joy Tanyag (right) with a Sigma Delta Pi sorority sister. Photo grabbed from Angie Esposo's Facebook page with permission

U.S. scolds China over 'Orwellian' airline demands

May 06, 2018 - 9:09 AM

US President Donald Trump will stand up for Americans resisting efforts by the Chinese Communist Party to impose Chinese political correctness on American companies and citizens, says a White House statement

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS? China seeks to impose its version of 'political correctness' on American air carriers. Image courtesy of American Airlines

Cybersecurity roundup: April 1 to April 7, 2018

Apr 07, 2018 - 9:11 AM

Facebook takes on plenty of heat for its handling of a data scandal, while Delta Airlines and Sears suffer security breaches due to a malware attack on a third-party service both companies use. It's your cybersecurity roundup for the week!

End of an era: Boeing 747 takes last U.S. commercial flight

Dec 17, 2017 - 10:42 AM

Nearly 50 years after the its debut, the 747 will take its final commercial flight with an American carrier

QUEEN OF THE SKIES. A promotional photo of Delta Airlines' Boeing 747-400 plane. Photo courtesy Delta Airlines

Family says booted off Delta flight over child's seat

May 05, 2017 - 10:55 AM

This is a federal offense and then you and your wife will be in jail and your kids will be in foster care a crew member is overheard telling Brian Schear when he first refuses to disembark

BOOTED OFF? Brian Schear posts a video of the April 23 confrontation on YouTube. Screenshot from YouTube

Fashion show aims to raise funds for PGH patients

Aug 31, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Doctors and medical students will walk the runway wearing apparel by esteemed Filipino designers as they seek to help patients through Rx: A Work of HeART

Nigeria's Buhari says Boko Haram leader 'wounded'

Aug 28, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Indeed their top hierarchy and lower cadre have a problem They are not holding any territory and they have split to small groups attacking soft targets adds Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari takes part in the High level meeting during the the TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development) conference in August 28, 2016 Nairobi. Japan will pour $30 billion in investment in Africa by 2018, including $10 billion in infrastructure development, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on on August 27, 2016 at a summit in Nairobi. "When combined with the investment from the private sector I expect the total real amount to be $30 billion," Abe said at the opening of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development, where he will meet dozens of leaders from across Africa. / AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA

Nigeria oil rebels announce conditional ceasefire

Aug 21, 2016 - 9:50 PM

The Niger Delta Avengers NDA says the ruling party should stop moves to arrest intimidate invade and harass innocent citizens

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 10, 2016 shows an advertising board in the City of Warri in the Delta State.  The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), a militant group that has been attacking Nigeria's oil infrastructure since early this year, announced August 21 on their website they will lay down their arms and return to talks with the Nigerian government after eight months of sabotage in the oil-rich south of the country.  / AFP PHOTO / STEFAN HEUNIS

Delta grounding lifted, but travel chaos not over

Aug 08, 2016 - 6:16 PM

3rd UPDATE Even after the US carrier lifts the order about 6 hours into the snafu it warns of continued cancellations and delays as tens of thousands of passengers around the globe are left stranded

Dibantai Bhayangkara Surabaya United 1-4, Persib alami kekalahan pertama

Jun 12, 2016 - 12:32 AM

Bagaimana nasib Dejan Antonic setelah ini?

Pesepakbola Persib Bandung Juan Carlos Belencoso (kiri) berebut bola dengan pesepakbola Bali United Fadhil (ketiga kanan) pada laga lanjutan Indonesia Soccer Championship A 2016 di Stadion Si Jalak Harupat, Kabupaten Bandung, Jawa Barat, Sabtu (14/5). Persib Bandung berhasil mengalahkan Bali United dengan skor akhir 2-0. ANTARA FOTO/Novrian Arbi/aww/16.

El Niño dries up Asia as its stormy sister La Niña looms

Apr 29, 2016 - 4:15 PM

The regional fever is expected to break by mid year but fears are growing that an equally forceful La Niña will follow

DROUGHT. A photo made available on April 1, 2016 shows Thai villagers walking on drought-parched land near the dried up Phayao Lake in Phayao province, northern Thailand, March 29, 2016. Thailand is facing a water shortage caused by the worst drought in decades, exacerbated by the El Nino weather phenomenon and combined with seasonal hot weather. File photo by Chaichan Chaimun/EPA

Egyptian, Filipino kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria

Apr 14, 2016 - 10:14 PM

The CMA CGM Turquoise is stormed late on Monday as it travelled between Nigeria s commercial hub Lagos and Douala in Cameroon

High hopes for Archer and Delta’s last run

Feb 11, 2016 - 9:42 PM

Cheer on DLSU and cars from other Philippine schools by watching the Shell Eco Marathon from March 3 to 6 at the Luneta Park Circuit

Falling oil prices mean cheaper air fares – US experts

Feb 01, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Both airlines and travellers are benefiting from the drop in oil prices

epa04408418 Arriving travelers use Automated Passport Control (APC) system at O'Hare International Airport Terminal 5 at the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 19 September 2014. The 20th World Route Development Forum, hosted by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Choose Chicago, will take place in Chicago from 20 to 23 September. Executives from over 120 countries and 300 airlines are expected to attend the event. EPA/KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI

Gordon, Romualdez: Use Subic, Clark airports

Nov 13, 2015 - 7:56 PM

Senatorial candidates Dick Gordon and Martin Romualdez urge the full use of Subic and Clark airports in light of the flight cancellations due to APEC

LESS CONGESTION. Using the Subic Bay and Clark international airports will help ease decongestion in Metro Manila. Photos from the official websites of the Clark Internal Airport and Subic Bay

Cancelled flights due to APEC meetings in November

Oct 20, 2015 - 4:33 PM

7th UPDATE AirAsia Cebu Pacific Cebgo PAL SkyJet have already cancelled flights and more flights might be affected as well

US crime professor kills woman before shooting other academic

Sep 15, 2015 - 7:55 AM

UPDATED Police in the coastal town of Gautier Mississippi are investigating the murder of a woman in Shannon Lamb s home when they receive news of the campus shooting some 300 miles north

SHANNON LAMB. Photo from Delta State University

PH, UAE expand air agreement despite local airlines' opposition

Aug 29, 2015 - 10:48 AM

Increased traffic rights would boost competition in the Philippine Middle East market as airlines between the two jurisdictions can now add flight operations

HIGH STAKES. The UAE is the largest Middle East destination from the Philippines, accounting for slightly over half of the 80,000 weekly return seats between the two countries, CAPA says. Illustration by Mara Mercado/Rappler

PAL, Cebu Pacific oppose anew UAE air talks

Aug 19, 2015 - 8:15 PM

PAL says the Philippine air panel should learn from the bitter experience of major US airlines in dealing with UAE counterparts

UNFAIR COMPETITION? The Philippines' major airlines are opposing again the request of UAE counterparts for additional flights between the two jurisdictions. Illustration by Raffy de Guzman

Airliner skids off La Guardia runway as winter storm hits US

Mar 06, 2015 - 2:47 AM

UPDATED 24 people suffer non life threatening injuries including 3 who are transported from the scene according to New York firefighters

Vietnam architect's low-cost house is also typhoon-proof

Jan 25, 2015 - 2:05 PM

While these houses cost less than 4 000 and could be built by five people in three hours they don t look cheap says its brainchild Vo Trong Nghia

AFFORDABLE BUT SUSTAINABLE. Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia is the brainchild behind the design of S-House. Photo courtesy of Hiroyuki Oki, Photographer

NASA's Orion pushes boundaries of human spaceflight

Dec 06, 2014 - 7:25 AM

The Orion mission is the first in more than 4 decades of a new US spacecraft intended to carry humans to the Moon an asteroid or Mars

SPLASHDOWN. NASA's Orion spacecraft is seen from an unpiloted aircraft descending under three massive red and white main parachutes and then shortly after its bullseye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, 600 miles southwest of San Diego, California. Image courtesy NASA

NASA's Orion capsule blasts off on 'first step' to Mars

Dec 05, 2014 - 8:50 PM

I think it s a big day for the world for people who know and love space says NASA administrator Charles Bolden

NASA's deep space capsule poised for 2nd launch bid

Dec 05, 2014 - 2:45 PM

The unmanned 4 hour flight aims to test crucial systems like the heat shield and parachute splashdown on a spacecraft that could one day transport humans to an asteroid the Moon or Mars

STANDBY. The Delta IV rocket on standby for launch, 4 December 2014. Image courtesy NASA Kennedy Space Center/Twitter

Rocket problems delay deep space Orion launch to Friday

Dec 04, 2014 - 8:19 PM

5th UPDATE NASA hails the Orion spacecraft s test launch as a first step in mankind s journey to Mars

STANDBY. The Delta IV rocket on standby for launch, 4 December 2014. Image courtesy NASA Kennedy Space Center/Twitter

NASA's Orion capsule poised for first test launch

Dec 02, 2014 - 11:13 AM

The Orion capsule s demonstration flight aims to propel it higher than any spacecraft meant to carry humans in 40 years

Orion launch site. NASA/Kim Shiflett

DOTC eyes interconnecting NAIA terminals 1 and 2

Aug 01, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The agency has to first address various issues in its plan to expand and improve the congested airport

EXPANSION. The government is aiming at interconnecting terminals 1 and 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), apart from building a NAIA terminal 5. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

NAIA 3 fully operational by July 31, says DOTC

Jul 24, 2014 - 5:30 PM

Five foreign airlines are set to transfer with the rehabilitation and retrofitting of the terminal now 85 complete

NEARLY COMPLETED. About 85% of the ongoing retrofitting and rehabilitation of the NAIA Terminal 3 is done and that full operations will be back on Thursday, July 31. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

Emirates, Delta airlines to move to NAIA 3 by August

Jul 13, 2014 - 9:31 PM

Three more foreign airlines are set to transfer operations after the renovation of NAIA Terminal 3

MORE ROOM. More transfers will bring the total number of foreign airlines operating from NAIA Terminal 3 to 6. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

NASA delays launch of satellite to track carbon pollution

Jul 01, 2014 - 6:23 PM

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 takeoff stops 46 seconds before its scheduled liftoff time due to an issue with water flow to the rocket

CARBON OBSERVATORY. This black-and-white infrared view shows the launch gantry, surrounding the Delta II rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite onboard. Bill Ingalls/NASA

Hunch-bat, Zorro snake among new Mekong species

Jun 05, 2014 - 8:20 PM

Southeast Asia has a higher proportion of threatened terrestrial mammal species than any other region on earth says World Wide Fund for Nature expert Thomas Gray

NEW SPECIES. A handout photo by the WWF shows a discovered Laotian rock rat at an unidentified place. Over a thousand new species, including the world's largest huntsman spider and the Laotian rock rat, have been discovered in the Greater Mekong Region of Southeast Asia within a decade. Photo from EPA/ WWF

Netherlands confirms Dutch hostages freed in Nigeria

May 11, 2014 - 7:03 AM

The Dutch foreign ministry confirms the release of the 3 abducted Dutch nationals in Nigeria

Delta Air moving to NAIA 3 August

Mar 25, 2014 - 4:42 PM

Delta Airlines will only be the second foreign carrier to operate out of NAIA 3

EU approves Delta-Virgin Atlantic airline deal

Jun 20, 2013 - 10:14 PM

The European Commission concludes the deal does not raise competition concerns

DELTA IN CHARGE. Virgin Atlantic Airways will retain its brand and operating certificate. Photo from Virgin Atlantic's official Facebook page

Angry Seal apologizes for Twitter 'rant'

Jun 13, 2013 - 7:49 AM

I want to apologise for my rant earlier Joel is one of my best friends and I was really hurting for him

'BROS BEFORE SHOWS.' Seal and Joel Madden in a photo from 'The Voice Australia' Facebook page

Horrors of war in Spec Ops: The Line

May 14, 2013 - 6:11 PM

Spec Ops teaches us that there is a steep price to pay for using weapons of mass destruction

SANDBLASTED. The only way to fight a sandstorm is to wait it out. All images taken from the official Spec Ops: The Line ( website

Delta buys 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic

Dec 11, 2012 - 10:11 PM

Delta will invest 360 million and British mogul Richard Branson s Virgin Atlantic will keep the 51 percent controlling stake

DELTA IN CHARGE. Virgin Atlantic Airways will retain its brand and operating certificate. Photo from Virgin Atlantic's official Facebook page

PH competes with neighbors better positioned to attract tourists

May 12, 2012 - 12:01 PM

The Philippines has a chance to meet its target of 6 million tourist arrivals by 2016 but a competitive environment in the region remains a challenge for the country says Delta Air Lines executive Steven Crowdey