Home

Delta’s New Weather Tool Could Minimize Potential Delays

By Parker Diakite

Share

Delta Airlines is launching a new weather forecasting tool that could help decrease the number of delays for passengers in the long run.

 

As Delta’s Meteorology team monitors weather around the world, primarily where the airline and its partners operate flights, the Weather Information Tool will help to ensure that operations leaders have the latest information, even when sudden changes in the forecast data occur.

 

In a statement on the company’s website, officials describe the new tool as an “interactive forecasting system [that]will be used to help track advancing weather data in one centralized location and better inform operations teams of how the airline is managing and monitoring irregular operations (IROPs).”

 

The weather tool will improve current operations by consolidating information from four different weather models into one unified platform specific to each airport.

 

Additionally, officials said the new software will provide meteorologists with a five-day forecast page that offers daily information on weather and tropical systems around domestic and international airports.  Operational teams who receive the report will be able to monitor detailed hourly intervals of forecasted weather for hubs and major airports in the network.

 

“The tool will be a game changer for Delta and the Meteorology team,” said Stephanie Klipfel, manager of Delta’s Meteorology team. “It will give us enhanced forecasting capabilities through concise, synchronized weather information which will allow the airline to make more precise predictions, increase safety and minimize potential delays for our customers.”


 

The tool is scheduled for a soft launch this month and is expected to be placed across the Delta system early next year.

 

In the future, Delta plans to use the Weather Information Tool to include alerts for customers as well as direct use by customer service agents and other employees to keep them updated on weather changes.

Share
Travel Noire

Parker Diakite

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Is Your ID Approved For Travel? TSA Promotes REAL ID Campaign Ahead Of 2020 Deadline

Is Your ID Approved For Travel? TSA Promotes REAL ID Campaign Ahead Of 2020 Deadline

Do you have a REAL ID? If not, you should get one before the fall of next year, or you may not be able to fly domestically. Beginning October 1, 2020, the REAL ID Act, which requires all travelers to have a driver’s license or identification card that meet the “minimum standards” set by the […]

Victoria M. Walker

Uber Launches New Safety Features In Response To Student’s Tragic Murder

Uber Launches New Safety Features In Response To Student’s Tragic Murder

Last month, 21-year-old University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson was found dead after getting into a car she mistook for her Uber, according to police. Following her tragic death, Uber has recently announced plans to launch new safety features within the popular ride share app.  “We are heartbroken about what has happened,” Uber’s chief […]

Leah Freeman-Haskin

New ‘Safe Space’ For Children With Autism Opens At Miami Airport

New ‘Safe Space’ For Children With Autism Opens At Miami Airport

Children with autism now have a place to relax before traveling thanks to a partnership between Miami International Airport (MIA) and the Miami Beat Team. In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, MIA is celebrating the completion of their new Multi-Sensory Room for young passengers with cognitive or developmental disabilities. Miami-airport.com says that the “Multi-Sensory Room […]

Leah Freeman-Haskin