Delta Airlines has announced that it is bringing back 400 pilots affected by the workforce reductions in 2020 back to active flying status. The move will help shore up the airline’s staffing as it prepares for the road ahead.
In a memo to flight operations employees, John Laughter, SVP and Chief of Operations at Delta said the airline is still cautiously optimistic and hopes to restore all affected pilots back to full flying status as the recovery continues.
In June last year, the airline sent warning notices to more than 2,500 pilots about potential furloughs as the global COVID-19 pandemic continued to wreak havoc in the air travel demand.
Delta Airlines, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the United States’ major airlines. It operates over 5,400 flights daily and serves 325 destinations in 52 countries on six continents.