Delta Air Lines endorsed reforms by President Obama to the U.S. immigration system. "Delta Air Lines applauds the steps announced this week to enact much-needed reforms to the nation's immigration system," said Joanne Smith, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Delta.
Delta Air Lines has expanded its Basic Economy fare to additional markets, including Atlanta. Delta started testing the fare in Detroit in 2012. The carrier's website says, "If you're looking for a low fare, your travel plans aren't likely to change, and you don't mind where you sit, Basic Economy just may be your ticket."
Delta Air Lines plans to announce third-quarter results on Thursday. Analysts say the carrier should post strong operational performance for the quarter. Analysts predict earnings per share of $1.18 for Delta.
Delta Air Lines is concentrating on Seattle by boosting international service at Seattle Tacoma International Airport. "We'll continue to grow the market into a preferred international gateway," said Anthony Black, spokesman for Delta.