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Delta Air Lines is suspending all flights to the mainland of Europe, and the sidelining of 300 aircraft, as the corona virus continued to spread and upend the travel and tourism industry.
In an internal memo to the airline’s 90,000 employees, Delta CEO Ed Bastian, said, “the demand for travel in an up-tempo every day, it’s driving an unprecedented influence on the costs.” He said that the movement, with the largest reduction in capacity since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
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If the number of sectors continue to be affected by the corona virus pandemic, air travel has been hit especially hard. Many public authorities have established tough travel restrictions, including those of the United States of america. Starting Friday, travel between the European countries and the United States of america, it will be stopped for up to 30 days.
“The cancellations have been rising dramatically, with net bookings are now negative for the trips in the next four weeks,” Bastian said in the memo. “To get that number in perspective, that is, at the moment, more and more cancellations than new bookings for the next few months.”
Delta will be stopping all flights to the european continent for the next 30 days, with the exception of London). The temporary travel restrictions do not apply to the United Kingdom.
In addition, Delta will offer, in the short-term, unpaid leave of absence to the employees, and the implementation of a hiring freeze, the loss can be offset. Bastian also said that he will forego his salary for the next six months.
“The rate of demand fall-off is different from what we have seen and we have seen a lot in our business,” he said. “We will get through this, and will take strong, decisive action now will ensure that we are well-positioned to recover from the company and the customers started to stay with them.
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Other airlines are also cutting back. American Airlines will stop flying to the continent from Europe in a week and will be suspended for a number of services to South America. United Airlines will be cutting service from the U.S. to Europe by one-half.
Bastian said he will give the employees an update on the next week.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.