November 02, 2005

Last week, American Airlines moved its international operations in Dallas to the new International Terminal D at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Yesterday, the airline launched nonstop service to Osaka, Japan, from the new terminal. Domestic flights continue to fly out of terminals A, B and C.

Last week, Delta Air Lines announced plans to dissolve its three-year-old, low-cost carrier, Song, as a separate business entity by May 2006, folding the airline into Delta's regular operations as a long-haul business-class service. "As Delta continues its transformation to become a more customer-focused airline, we are incorporating the best of Song into the best of Delta," said Gerald Grinstein, CEO of Delta. "Our new Song service will set the standard in transcontinental travel, making Delta the first choice for customers on these routes." Delta, which declared bankruptcy on Sept. 7, will add 26 first-class seats to its Song planes, convert an additional 50 planes to Song's two-class service and use Song for transcontinental flights. In the next two years, the service will be expanded to include all Delta flights of more than 1,750 miles.