Delta announces new health screening measures; Disney slashes its spending on Facebook
Fox Business Briefs: Delta Air Lines rolling out additional protocol for those who cannot wear a mask because of a medical condition and says any customers who make false claims about a condition may be banned from future flights; Walt Disney joining the list of advertisers cutting ad spending on Facebook.
Delta Air Lines is set to furlough 1,941 pilots in October, the carrier said in a memo seen by Reuters on Monday that noted the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and plunging air travel demand.
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DELTA AIR LINES TO RESUME 50 INTERNATIONAL ROUTES
In a memo to pilots, Delta's head of flight operations John Laughter said there were roughly 11,200 active pilots still on Delta's roster after a voluntary early departure program.
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"We are simply overstaffed, and we are faced with an incredibly difficult decision," Laughter said.
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Based on network projections, Laughter said Delta would need some 9,450 active pilots for the summer 2021 schedule, which the carrier expects would be the peak flying for the next 12-18 months.
Delta had sent warnings of potential furloughs to 2,258 pilots, according to its pilot union.
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