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March 6, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shares of Delta Air Lines rose 5 percent after the carrier said Monday that it expected a second-quarter profit of $75 million to $100 million at its oil refinery in Trainer. Delta also said the current quarter would be the airline's first profitable March quarter since 2000. "Running an oil refinery, much like running an airline, is not for the faint of heart," Delta president Edward Bastian told a JPMorgan conference. He said operational issues kept the refinery at 75 percent capacity in January and February.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delta Air Lines, which bought the former ConocoPhillips refinery in Trainer, Delaware County, to secure a steady source of discounted jet fuel, said Wednesday the refinery lost $41 million in the first quarter but is expected to be profitable in the current June quarter. Delta said one major crude unit at the refinery was shut down for scheduled modifications, which decreased production. To bring Trainer to profitability in 2014, Delta is making infrastructure changes to increase refined production, and boost jet and diesel production to roughly 50 percent of the refinery's total output, Delta chief financial officer Paul Jacobson said during a conference call.
NEWS
January 4, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The snowstorm expected late Thursday will impact travel to, from, and through the Northeast. US Airways Group, Southwest Airlines, and Delta Air Lines issued winter weather advisories. US Airways, the dominant airline at Philadelphia International Airport, is waiving change fees for travel through Jan. 8, and will extend the time limit if necessary, said airline spokesman Todd Lehmacher. Southwest, which does not charge change fees, said it is monitoring the storm as it moves through the Midwest to the Northeast, and warned travelers that scheduled flights may be delayed, diverted, or canceled.
BUSINESS
April 26, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - US Airways Group reiterated Wednesday the importance of Philadelphia as a hub airport in the coming merger with American Airlines. Speaking at its 13th annual media day, where executives mingled with reporters to talk about the merger and put a best foot forward on what will be the world's biggest airline, US Airways president Scott Kirby said New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, from which American does a lot of international flying, "is a great point-to-point market" for local fliers traveling between New York and destinations such as London's Heathrow Airport.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2012 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hoping a fourth try will be the charm in its effort to tie the knot with another carrier, US Airways Group Inc. is said to be analyzing a possible bid to acquire bankrupt American Airlines. Although a bid is far from certain, and likely months away, Delta Air Lines and private-equity firm TPG Capital Group also are looking at American, according to published reports. US Airways has hired Millstein & Co. to examine American, and Delta has hired the Blackstone Group, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month.
NEWS
July 21, 2011 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
US Airways Group Inc. and Delta Air Lines got the green light from regulators Thursday to swap some takeoff and landing rights at New York's LaGuardia and Washington's Reagan National Airports. At Reagan, US Airways - the dominant carrier in Philadelphia - will acquire 42 Delta slots, which translate into round-trip flights, along with international rights to fly to Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2015. Delta will also pay $66.5 million to US Airways. In return, Delta will get 132 slots at LaGuardia, currently used by US Airways Express flights, to increase its presence in New York, where it already has a hub at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
NEWS
April 17, 2012 | By Andrew Maykuth, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Delta Airlines bid to buy the idled ConocoPhillips refinery in Trainer to satisfy its enormous thirst for jet fuel appears to be gaining momentum, according to industry observers. According to reports, the Delta board of directors has endorsed a plan to bid on the refinery, one of three Philadelphia fuel-processing facilities that face closure because of poor profits. Two others are owned by Sunoco Inc. of Philadelphia, which is exiting the refining business this year altogether.
NEWS
June 3, 2011 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
US Airways Group Inc. and Delta Air Lines have again asked regulators for permission to swap some takeoff and landing rights at New York's LaGuardia and Washington's Reagan National Airports. US Airways would get 42 Delta slots, which translate into round-trip flights, at Reagan; international rights to fly to Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2015; and $66.5 million in cash. In return, Delta would get 132 slots at LaGuardia, currently used by US Airways Express flights, to increase its presence in New York, where it already has a hub at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
BUSINESS
June 17, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When pro golf pitches its air-conditioned tents near Philadelphia - at the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, for example - Ernie Els, two-time U.S. Open champ and 2012 British Open winner, stops by the Newtown Square offices of SAP AG, the software maker that has paid him to promote its brand for the last 10 years. Heading to dinner last week with SAP bosses and clients atop the German company's sweeping, glass-walled U.S. headquarters, the tall, sandy-haired pro from South Africa and his entourage paused to admire a pair of curvaceous McLaren sports cars parked seductively outside by a dealer.
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