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Delta Goes International

In a bid to shift its presence away from its money-losing domestic routes, Delta announced that it will begin new service from Atlanta and JFK to 11 cities in Europe and the Middle East beginning next spring.  The new flights include: Atlanta to Tel Aviv, Atlanta to Venice, ATL and Dusseldorf, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Nice and Athens and between JFK and Budapest, Dublin/Shannon, Manchester and Kiev.  Smart move to move aircraft to where they can make money.

That said, Delta has actually made this move before, with terrible results.  In 1991, Delta purchased a bunch of European routes from a dying Pan Am and lost $1.5 billion in three years in the process. 

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