Delta CEO: Stimulus Package Ensures No Layoffs in Airline Industry For Now

By Kurt Stolz on 30 March 2020
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Delta Air Lines CEO said over the weekend that the $2 trillion government economic stimulus package, which will provide up to $50 billion to the airline industry, will ensure that there are no involuntary furloughs or pay cuts through at least September 30, 2020.

“There will be no involuntary furloughs or reductions in pay rates across our U.S. industry for the next six months, at which time we hope the virus is contained and your demand for our services returns,” said Ed Bastian, the airline’s CEO.

Nonetheless, he noted in a memorandum to staff, the bailout “is not a cure for the unprecedented challenges we face.”

Separately, Delta said it is expanding the cleaning practices instituted earlier in the month to help contain the spread of the coronavirus to domestic flights as well including overnight fogging of aircraft.

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