Delta to Delay A350 International Deliveries, Slow Growth

by Adam

Delta announced plans on Monday to delay delivery of 4 A350s and cut flight growth as the airline says it’s dealing with lower revenue and higher fuel prices. The A350s were scheduled for delivery from 2018-2020, but Delta said it needs a schedule that is “more consistent with the expected pace of international market improvement.”

On the international routes, overall capacity will remain unchanged to lower in the second half of the year for the second year running, the company said. Latin America and Pacific capacity growth would be reduced, and Atlantic capacity would be slashed from about 3.0-4.0 percent during the summer to flat for the winter season, it added.

Delta says these measure and other initiatives will result in it becoming the first legacy carrier to return to positive unit revenue growth later this year.



The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.


Related Articles


Delta Says No New International Flights from Seattle until New Terminal Is Completed - Point Me to the Plane May 24, 2016 - 2:38 pm

[…] Delta to Delay A350 International Deliveries, Slow Growth […]

Basic economy is helping airlines squeeze more cash from passengers July 12, 2017 - 3:19 pm

[…] Delta to Delay A350 deliveries, Slow Growth […]

Review: Delta Premium Select On The A350 Is Truly A Class Above - Point Me to the Plane June 7, 2018 - 4:34 pm

[…] a few days after Delta Air Lines started flying its latest and greatest jet — the Airbus A350 — between Detroit and Amsterdam, I had the chance to hop on board in an entirely new class of […]


Leave a Comment