Delta Pilots Approve Deal to Avoid Furloughs Through 2021 (1)

Nov. 25, 2020, 5:34 PM

Delta Air Lines Inc. pilots approved an agreement that will protect them from furloughs next year in exchange for cutting how much they fly.

The plan won 74% support in a vote, the Delta chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association said in an email Wednesday. The pact will trim guaranteed monthly flying time an average of 2%, or about two hours, for each pilot. Delta had warned that 1,713 aviators would be furloughed if an agreement to cut labor costs wasn’t approved.

The deal enables Delta to avoid pilot layoffs while waiting for a rebound in sales that have ...

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