Delta plans to hire flight attendants

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines announced it plans to call flight attendants back to work from furlough and then hire new flight attendants. But the airline did not have specifics on how many flight attendants it will hire.

Delta plans to recruit new flight attendants, including those with foreign language skills for international flights. Training would begin in January and the new flight attendants would start working on flights by mid-2011, said Delta chief executive Richard Anderson in a message to employees. The number of new hires will depend on how many flight attendants decide to return to work from furlough.

"These positions are sought after," Anderson said.