Saturday, 30 June 2018

No downturn for Trump supporting Delta on Chinese routes as it celebrates 40 years of going to Guadalajara

The CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian says his airline has not yet witnessed any downturn in business on its routes to China following the previously announced 25% trade tariffs imposed on Chinese goods by the Trump administration.

Bastian speaking at a recent National Press Club meeting in Washington say no "slowdown or any pullback" in demand had been seen and that his airline was in "100% in agreement," with the Trump administration.

Although he added that trade wars were not usually "good for business" he believed this one would be a "zero-sum" game and the long-term implications would remain to be seen.

Meanwhile, the carrier is celebrating 40 years of serving Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL).  "Mexico is a key destination for North Americans and we are proud to have reached four decades flying to Guadalajara," said José "Pepe" Zapata, General Manager — Joint Cooperation Agreement Sales in Mexico. "I want to thank our employees for their commitment and support as well as Aeromexico employees and JCA partners because they work diligently to offer our joint customers the best of what each airline has to offer."

Delta operates one non-stop daily flight from Atlanta to Guadalajara in a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, offering 16 seats in First Class, 36 seats in Delta Comfort+, and 108 seats in Main Cabin during peak season.