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Delta lays off corporate employees to cut costs

The Atlanta-based airline said it would cut the corporate roles to save money as the travel industry deals with higher costs.
Delta lays off corporate employees to cut costs
Posted at 7:54 PM, Nov 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-02 20:54:59-04

Delta Air Lines said the company will cut corporate positions in order to manage costs amid rising fuel prices and labor costs. 

The Atlanta-based airline did not specify exactly how many roles would be involved in the layoffs after multiple media requests. 

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Delta said in a statement that as the company "plans for 2024 and beyond" it plans to "continue evolving ... to better manage costs and set Delta up for success," WSB reported

Barrons reported that just weeks prior, the airline reported record profits in its third quarter, signaling how must cost cutting pressures are affecting airlines. 

Delta said in another statement, "While we're not yet back to full capacity, now is the time to make adjustments to programs, budgets and organizational structures across Delta to meet our stated goals," Reuters reported. 

At the end of September Delta CEO Ed Bastian faced criticism after the company restructured and made major changes to its rewards program. Earlier that month, the airline announced that SkyMiles Members would no longer be able to gain Medallion Qualification Miles, and instead would gain status through Medallion Qualifying Dollars. 

The changes are scheduled to take effect in 2025, but Bastian said Delta would modify the plan based on customer feedback. 


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