In an attempt to strengthen its network,
Delta Air Lines Inc.
) has announced new daily non-stop flights from Fairbanks and
Vancouver International Airport to the western coastal city of
Delta announced that its affiliate carrier
) will operate a 76 seater CRJ- 900 to operate the Vancouver
service. Meanwhile, Delta will use
The Boeing Co.
) narrow bodied 737-800 aircraft to run one daily summer season
service between Fairbanks and Seattle. Both Vancouver and
Fairbanks bound aircraft will include Economy and first class
seats along with domestic Wi-Fi service.
Delta will launch six new non-stop flights between San
Francisco and Seattle on Mar 29, 2014, and will add two non-stop
daily flights between Seattle and Las Vegas and Los Angeles,
which will later be increased to five and seven daily
This premier passenger carrier has strengthened its position
in Seattle adding several international routes and is building
the coastal city as an access point to Asia. The carrier
connected some of the busiest destinations in the world like
Amsterdam, Tokyo, Beijing and Paris from Seattle and is waiting
to get the green signal to launch services in London and
Expansion its service from Vancouver and Fairbanks means that
the flyers from these countries will get an opportunity to avail
connecting flights to different parts of the world, particularly
in Asia. Further, we believe concentrating on the international
market will allow the carrier to hedge itself from domestic
However, Delta's operating performance for the month of
November has been bit weak owing to a soft international and
domestic business. However, the company's international and
domestic capacity showed modest improvement.
Delta currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). A better-ranked
stock within the aviation sector is
Spirit Airlines Inc.
) which carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
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