The coronavirus has taken the flight out of the airline industry, one of the hardest-hit sectors.
Consequently, industry players have had to make major adjustments in their business operations.
Delta Air Lines in its restructuring offered pilots the option of furloughs or pay cuts.
The pilots voted in favor of a deal that avoids furloughs through January 1, 2022, in exchange for pay cuts.
The nearly two thousand Delta pilots, who were expected to be furloughed on November 28, will now receive a partial pay of 30 hours a month along with medical benefits and vacation accrual, while they stay off their jobs.
The plan won 74% approval, said the Air Line Pilots Association, which represents Delta’s nearly 13,000 pilots.
“Pilots, as long-term stakeholders in our Company, have stepped up to the plate once again to help Delta weather this crisis,” union spokesman Chris Riggins said in a note to pilots.
Carol May, Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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