Delta supports American Cancer Society with 8th annual Day of Hope events

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) employees will host airport walks inside airport facilities at more than 100 airports around the globe for the eighth annual Delta Day of Hope, celebrating the American Cancer Society´s progress in fighting cancer and saving lives, the airline said.

The airline kicked off its American Cancer Society events for the month when thousands of Delta employees, customers, and corporate partners participated in the Delta corporate Relay For Life event and the eighth annual Delta Jet Drag at its technical operations facility in Atlanta.

The Jet Drag is an airplane-sized tug-of-war which more than 100 teams each raise USD 1,500 to pull a 167,000-pound aircraft 20 feet in the fastest time. The corporate Relay For Life is an all-day walk with a carnival atmosphere including fundraisers hosted by employee teams.

Throughout Delta´s 15-year partnership with the American Cancer Society, the airline has donated more than USD 10m to support the organization´s life-saving initiatives, including medical research, education, and patient programs.

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 323 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry´s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic.

SkyWest declares USD 0.08 quarterly dividend

SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of USD 0.08 per share, the company said.

The dividend will be paid on July 7, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 30, 2017.

St. George, Utah-based SkyWest, Inc. is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company. The company´s airline companies, SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, provide commercial air service in cities throughout North America with more than 2,800 scheduled daily flights carrying nearly 54 million passengers annually.

SkyWest Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. ExpressJet Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. The company has nearly 20,000 employees.

Sun Country Airlines to begin nonstop seasonal service from MSP to Aruba, Tucson

Sun Country Airlines (Sun Country) has announced two new nonstop seasonal destinations from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (MSP), with the only nonstop scheduled service to Aruba (AUA), and scheduled service to Tucson, Arizona (TUS), as it unveils its winter/spring 2018 schedule, the airline said.

The new service offerings expand the carriers routes to 41 destinations.

Seasonal flights to Aruba and Tucson will be offered December 2017 through April 2018 via Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, Terminal 2. Service to Aruba will include one flight per week, departing Saturdays from Dec. 23 to April 7. Travel to Tucson will be available from Dec. 21 through April 15, with flights departing Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Flight and hotel vacation packages for both destinations will be available through Sun Country Vacations.

Sun Country´s winter schedule for all destinations is now available for sale with flight dates through April 2018.

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines (MN Airlines, LLC d.b.a. Sun Country Airlines) flies to destinations across the US, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean. The airline offers vacation packages through Sun Country Vacations, and private charters through Sun Country Charters.

Air China to offer direct Melbourne – Shenzhen service beginning June 2017

Air China will commence direct service between Melbourne and Shenzhen on 20 June, 2017, the carrier siad.

The service CA767/768 will operate three times per week on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

Currently, Air China operates 3 times weekly service from Melbourne to Beijing and 4 times weekly service between Melbourne and Shanghai.

The new direct route will be operated by Airbus A330-200 aircraft with 30 lie-flat bed business class seats and 207 economy class seats with a generous seat pitch of 32″.

Beijing, China-based Air China Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides airline and airline-related services. It operates 395 routes, including 102 international routes, 14 regional routes and 279 domestic routes, and serves 180 cities in 39 countries and regions.

Every week, Air China, a member of Star Alliance, offers over 1.66 million seats on over 8500 flights per week. As of March 2017, it operated a fleet of 590 passenger aircraft and freighters. The company is a subsidiary of China National Aviation Holding Company.

Primera Air places USD 950m order for 8 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Scandinavian low-cost airline Primera Air have announced an order for eight 737 MAX 9 airplanes, valued at more than USD 950m at list prices, Boeing said.

The agreement also includes purchase rights for four additional 737 MAX 9s and a lease agreement for eight more airplanes from Air Lease Corporation.

Primera Air seeks to commence flights between Europe and North America, and plans to use the MAX 9´s auxiliary fuel tanks to lower trip costs and maximize the range to accommodate flights connecting Europe to the east coast of the US.

The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history, accumulating more than 3,700 orders from 87 customers worldwide.

Primera Air is an all-Boeing carrier currently operating a fleet of nine Next-Generation 737-700s and 737-800s with flights to more than 70 airports in Europe. Primera Air is part of the Primera Travel Group that operates travel agencies and tour operating companies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia.

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sells, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide.