Delta Air Lines
) will allow over 19,000 flight attendants to use Windows Phone 8
enabled devices for fast and smooth on-board communication. This
will also render improved services for flyers.
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The gadget - a Lumia 820 from
) - will help Delta flight staff to offer passengers with swift
credit card processing for in-flight purchases. Customers can
also avail the facility to upgrade to the trendy Economy Comfort
seating while in jet. Going further, the airline plans to extend
customer-specific information to the attendants for better
These devices will be connected through Wi-Fi, on
) 4G network. This move calls for expansion of services in the
coming three years and to the newly launched Nokia phones.
Over the last couple of months, Delta - the second largest
airline company in the U.S. after
United Continental Holdings Inc.
) - is concentrating on technological upgrade for efficient and
hassle-free operations. Last year, the carrier introduced Fly
Delta app for iPad as well as inaugurated the new delta.com
For the balance of the year, we expect Delta to perform
impressively on various strategic measures such as route launch,
renovation of airport terminals, revamping of fleet structures
and profitable acquisitions. Management's balanced capital
deployment plan is expected to enhance shareholder value.
Nevertheless, we stay on the sidelines considering certain risk
factors that the company encounters. These include fuel price and
economic volatility, labor trouble, political outbursts and
Delta - which offers in-air Wi-Fi on more than 800 aircraft -
carries a Zacks Rank #3, implying a Hold rating.