Delta Air Lines Inc. and AMR Corp.’s American Airlines are waiting on new jets stuck as far afield as Germany with the partial shutdown of the U.S. government stalling deliveries across the global aerospace industry.
United Continental Holdings Inc., the world’s largest carrier, stands to benefit after its Japanese partner, ANA Holdings Inc., received 11 additional takeoff and landing rights at Tokyo’s Haneda airport.
Delta Air Lines Inc., the only major U.S. carrier without a Japanese partner, is pushing for more landing slots at Haneda airport near central Tokyo as United Continental Holdings Inc. seeks its first foothold there.
Japan Airlines Co. and ANA Holdings Inc.’s fight over additional slots at Tokyo’s Haneda airport, Asia’s second-busiest, is widening to include global airline partnerships seeking access to fly businesspeople right into the heart of the city.
Delta Air Lines Inc. and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd., the carrier majority owned by U.K. billionaire Richard Branson, won tentative U.S. approval of antitrust immunity to let them coordinate fares and schedules.