According to an announcement by Delta Air Lines, the company will be reducing it flights and nearly half of its airplanes will be parked. This service reduction has been caused by the decrease in demand due to the corona virus.
According to the Atlanta Journal, the CEO of Delta Ed Bastian announced that the airline would reduce the passenger capacity by 70 percent that also include 80 reduction in international flights. He also added that this reduction continues until the demand surges again.
Mr. Bastian expressed that the revenue will decrease approximately 2 billion as compared to 2019 and the financial forecast for the month of April could be worse. This will cause 10,000 employees to take unpaid leave, deliveries of new aircraft are postponed and executives are working on $4 billion in new credit.
Mr. Bastian along with other CEOs of top airlines participated in a conference call on Wednesday with President Donald Trump to discuss about getting some federal assistance. The White House is considering around $50 billion in secured loans for U.S. carriers.
The outbreak of the coronavirus has not only affected Delta but other airlines as well. United Airlines has declared to cut its flights for next month by 60 percent, including 85 present international flights.
American Airlines has also announced the reduction in its international flights by 75 percent by 6th of May in order to handle the decrease in revenue due to decreased demand.
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