Sun, Aug 09, 2009
Salaried Employees And Administrative Support Will Be
Following a $2.1 billion dollar decline in operating revenue
in the 2nd quarter, Delta Airlines CEO Richard Anderson said more
job cuts are coming among salaried personnel, which could have a
large impact on the company's Atlanta headquarters.
The number of jobs to be cut has not been announced. The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution reports that about 2,000 Delta salaried and
administrative employees have lost their jobs in the past 18
months. Delta's overall job cuts number about 6,000. Some of those
have come from buyouts and attrition.
Delta cites the global recession and the recent swine flu
outbreak as the principal reasons for their losses. The company
does not see any significant change in its revenue projections in
the near term. Anderson said in the coming weeks, Delta will
evaluate it's management and administrative structure in an effort
to identify areas where savings can be realized. Vendor budgets,
marketing, and advertising campaigns will also be curtailed.
“So far, we’ve been able to successfully reduce the
number of frontline jobs to match our operations through voluntary
programs, but we have to be more aggressive about managing some of
our general and administrative costs,” Anderson told the
Anderson also said the company is closely watching talks between
the U.S. and Japan on flights between the two countries. Delta
would like to see a easing of restrictions on flights into Haneda
Airport in Tokyo. Anderson said flights to Japan might have to be
cut if the restriction remain unchanged.
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