Delta To Shut Down Comair Subsidiary

 

Delta To Shut Down Comair Subsidiary

Delta To Shut Down Comair Subsidiary

Delta Air Lines will shut down its Comair subsidiary as it cuts back on low-margin regional flying.

Delta said Comair, which serves midwest and east coast hubs, will cease operations after September 29.

“While regional flying has and will remain a key component of Delta’s network, customer expectations and the unit costs of regional flying have evolved,” Don Bornhorst, senior vice president of Delta Connection, said in a memo to employees.

The shutdown will not result in major changes to Delta’s network, the company said.

Comair had about 1,700 employees as of March, according to its website.

Cincinnati-based Comair accounts for about 1 percent of Delta’s network capacity. Its fleet is comprised entirely of Bombardier’s 50-, 65- and 76-seat Regional Jets.

Atlanta-based Delta recently said it plans to reduce the number of 50-seat regional jets from about 350 to 125 or fewer in the next few years.

(Reuters)



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