Last updated: 10:00 AM ET, Thu April 07 2016

Delta Shutters DeltaAssist on Twitter: Airline Pulse News and Notes for April 7, 2016

Airlines & Airports | Josh Lew | April 07, 2016

Delta Shutters DeltaAssist on Twitter: Airline Pulse News and Notes for April 7, 2016

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Wizz Air Adds Routes in Europe
Wizz Air has followed fellow LCC easyJet’s lead and will significantly increase the number of routes that it is flying this year. The Eastern European airline has added 14 new routes, including flights to Lithuania, Liverpool and Bratislava.

Delta Air Lines Shuts Down Its @DeltaAssist Twitter Account
Delta Air Lines has announced that it is shutting down its @DeltaAssist Twitter account. The carrier will now use its main @Delta account for customer service communications.

Porter Airlines Adds Flights to Central Canada
Canada’s Porter Airlines will add flights to Thunder Bay (just north of Minnesota) and Windsor (across the border from Detroit). The new services will originate in Montreal and Ottawa.


TAP Portugal will be the first airline to fly the brand new Airbus A330neo. The first of the more-fuel efficient planes will be delivered late in 2017. TAP has ordered 14 of the neos in all. 

A Southwest flight attendant whose story went viral has died of cancer. At the request of longtime Southwest flight attendant LouAnn Alexander’s brother, almost every passenger on a Southwest flight wrote her a note on a napkin. The story went viral on Facebook. Alexander was 58. 

In an effort to save money, Malaysia Airlines will bring back some of its older 747-400s for domestic routes. Three of the now-classic planes are in working order, but have been in storage. They will be repainted with the original livery that Malaysia used in the 1970s. 

China Southern has announced that its profits more than doubled last year. The Chinese carrier earned the equivalent of more than half-a-billion dollars thanks to rising revenue and significantly lower operating costs.  


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