Delta Air Lines announced a plan to give raises to most of its around 80,000 employees in 2014, after posting record quarterly profits this year. Delta also plans to restore benefits, such as an additional week of vacation, to select employees.
United Airlines and AMR Corp. both reported an increase in revenues for the month of August. AMR's passenger revenue per available seat mile grew 3% to 13.77 cents, a record high for the month. United's passenger revenue per available seat mile also grew by up to 4.5% for August.
Boeing will deliver more than 120 aircraft to Chinese carriers this year, compared to 80 aircraft delivered last year. "We've seen strong domestic demand in China," said Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing. "The fundamentals are strong."
The Transportation Security Administration announced plans for expedited screening of passengers by conducting background checks. The travelers do not have to enroll in the PreCheck program to receive faster screening.
McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is prepared for a merger between US Airways and American Airlines, writes columnist Richard N. Velotta. "[I]t’s likely American would fly under US Airways management and serve nine cities with about 45 daily flights to and from McCarran," he writes.