“We will continue to need more volunteers to take leaves for the upcoming fall months,” he wrote in the memo. “These monthly leaves will continue to be critical to reducing the risk of involuntary furloughs.” The company is also working with its pilots union to avoid furloughs, he added.
Our goal is to minimize, and if possible, avoid involuntary furloughs.
- Delta CEO Ed Bastian
Delta and other airlines agreed to no involuntary furloughs of employees until after Sept. 30 as a condition of accepting billions of dollars in federal relief funding through the CARES Act.
“I remain hopeful that by working together and invoking Delta’s legendary spirit of innovation, we can minimize, or even avoid, involuntary furloughs this fall,” Bastian told employees.