US carrier Delta Air Lines cuts jobs, sells planes
Wednesday, September 7, 2005
The United States' third-largest airline operator, Delta Air Lines, will cut 1,000 jobs due to a planned service reduction at their . The carrier also announced they will sell 11 of their Boeing planes to an air-cargo company, ABX Air Inc., since they are the least fuel-efficient aircraft in the fleet.
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport lost 9 destinations, but the carrier said there would be no inconvenience to passengers. Delta will fly to 20 new "business destinations" from Atlanta and , instead. Also 41 international connections are to be maintained or expanded.
The changes took place due to the difficult financial situation of the company, which suffered $10 billion in losses since 2001, and warned that they would file for
- Christian Plumb. "Delta to sell planes, cut jobs as bankruptcy looms" — , September 7, 2005
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