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Delta Airlines (2), carrier confident on passenger increase

CEO Bastian believes in slow and progressive recovery

Consistent losses and moderate confidence in the increase in passengers. American carrier Delta Airlines has to deal with the 5.38 billion dollars lost during third quarter of this year (July-September 2020, as detailed by AVIONEWS), but the managing director Ed Bastian decided to choose a cautiously optimistic approach. During an interview released by the CEO to US media in the last few hours, it emerged that travellers will slowly but progressively increase. “A slow but steady recovery, passengers are returning week after week”: these are the words of Bastian who is confident in Delta's economic recovery in 2021 (read also the article published by AVIONEWS).

Airline depends to a large extent on business travel which, however, has dropped by as much as 85 percentage points compared to the same period a year ago. Even for this business, however, the CEO fails to be pessimistic; in detail, Bastian recalled how flights of this type have decreased considerably, even if a good portion of the corporate clientele would be returning soon. The voluntary departures by employees prevented Delta Airlines from an impressive number of layoffs and this detail also emerged in the interview, especially in comparison with another carrier in the country, American Airlines (see AVIONEWS).

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency
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