Delta cutting international and domestic flights due to coronavirus

By David Allison  – Editor, Atlanta Business Chronicle 8 hours ago

Delta Air Lines is cutting its international flight capacity by 20 to 25 percent and its domestic U.S. flight capacity by 10 to 15 percent as coronavirus fears keep travelers at home.

“In the weeks since COVID-19 emerged, Delta people have risen to the challenge, taking every possible action to take care of and protect our customers during a stressful time,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian in a statement. “As the virus has spread, we have seen a decline in demand across all entities, and we are taking decisive action to also protect Delta’s financial position. As a result, we have made the difficult, but necessary decision to immediately reduce capacity and are implementing cost reductions and cash flow initiatives across the organization.”

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