For most airlines, the only time they fanfare route announcements is when they are launching new destinations. Delta Air Lines, however, has bucked the trend by trumpeting that it will end its Atlanta-Dubai Boeing 777 service in February. Not your average route announcement, the Atlanta airline said in its Oct. 28 statement that the decision was made “amid overcapacity on US routes to the Middle East operated by government-owned and heavily subsidized airlines, and less than a month ...

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