There are plenty of positive tidings coming from the airline industry. 2013 turned out to be one of the safest years on record. 29 accidents were reported across the globe, causing to a record-low 265 fatalities. The deadliest accident occurred in Russia, when a commercial airplane crashed upon landing, killing 50 people. Closer to home, the deadliest crash in 2013 came from the Asiana Airlines at SFO, where 3 people were killed. Meanwhile, airplane manufacturers also had some good news, as European-based Airbus took in orders totaling $225 billion last year. Airbus is in a dead-heat competition with rival Boeing when it comes to delivering planes, which Boeing continues to lead.
Some of Delta’s narrow-bodied planes are in for a major makeover. These planes will receive larger bathrooms and overhead bins, more economy seats, and seats with power outlets! Additionally, Delta plans on installing in-seat video screens and satellite TV for most of its passengers. Up until 2016, the airlines plan on investing $770 million on 225 of its narrow aircraft, the ones typically designated for short flights in North America.