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Author Hoffman, Alan N. (Alan Nathan), 1954- author

Title Delta Air Lines (2012) : navigating an uncertain environment / Alan N. Hoffman, J. David Hunger
Published London : Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, 2013
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Summary Delta Air Lines Inc. (Delta), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., was the world's second-largest airline providing air transportation for passengers, cargo, and mail. Delta operated an extensive domestic and international network across all continents in the world except Antarctica. It was also a founding partner of the SkyTeam airline alliance.Delta had used mergers and acquisitions (M&A) successfully to solidify its strong position as a leader in the airline industry. It had gone through five M&As since 1953, including the most recent acquisition of Northwest Airlines (Northwest), which turned Delta into an airline with major operations in every region of the world. On the other hand, the Northwest merger took a toll on Delta's financial position by contributing to its high long-term debt.In 2012, top management was cautiously exploring opportunities for entering new markets, routes, and partnerships in order to boost market share. The airline industry was known for being extremely competitive with significant market share volatility, strong price competition, and low brand loyalty. Management was also searching for ways to reduce costs and expenses in an industry that was rapidly consolidating into fewer major national and international players
Notes Originally published in Hoffman, A. N., & Hunger, J. D. (2013). Delta Air Lines (2012): Navigating an uncertain environment. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
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Subject Delta Air Lines.
Corporations -- Finance.
Diversification in industry.
Consolidation and merger of corporations.
Form Electronic book
Author Hunger, J. David, 1941- author
ISBN 9781526429162 (ebook)