Delta Air Lines to cut 100 daily flights this summer

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Delta Air Lines on Thursday announced that it will cut 100 flights from its daily schedule, primarily in the U. S. and Latin America, as the airline business continues to reel from high petroleum prices and supply chain disruptions.

Delta said the cuts would take effect from July 1 to Aug. 7, during the peak of the summer vacation season.

The company didn’t specify which domestic and international routes were going under the chopping block, but said they were in markets that “Delta frequently serves.”

Demand in the tourism and travel sectors has been outpacing supply, as it has in many parts of the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company pointed to issues with its vendors and labor shortages as part of its decision to drop routes.

“Weather and air traffic control, vendor staffing, increased COVID case rates contributing to higher-than-planned unscheduled absences in some work groups – are resulting in an operation that isn’t consistently up to the standards Delta has set for the industry in recent years,” the airline said in a statement.

Delta follows JetBlue and a number of other U. S. carriers in knocking back its peak travel season flight schedules. Like Delta, JetBlue cited staffing issues and air traffic control pr... (Read more)

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