Delta says unlikely to add 'many more' flights for rest of 2020

Delta says unlikely to add 'many more' flights for rest of 2020

Delta Air Lines expects to add about 1,000 flights in August but the U.S carrier is unlikely to add "many more" flights for the remainder of the year, Chief Executive Ed Bastian said in an internal memo on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Delta Air Lines passenger planes parked in Birmingham
FILE PHOTO: Delta Air Lines passenger planes are seen parked due to flight reductions made to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo

REUTERS: Delta Air Lines expects to add about 1,000 flights in August but the U.S carrier is unlikely to add "many more" flights for the remainder of the year, Chief Executive Ed Bastian said in an internal memo on Thursday.

"While it's encouraging to see flights returning, we expect our overall demand this summer to be only 25 percent of last summer's revenue, and we likely remain at least two years away from a return to normal," Bastian said.

(Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru and Tracy Rucinski in Chicago; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)

Source: Reuters

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