Delta Air Lines
The US carrier also plans to restructure its order books to better match deliveries with network demand
Delta Air Lines has operated its final McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 scheduled flights ahead of the type’s retirement. The final MD-90 service – aptly numbered DL90 – arrived in Atlanta from Houston on June 2 and the last MD-88 rotation returned from Washington/Dulles shortly after.
In an effort to reduce cash burn amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta Air Lines has revealed that it will retire all its Boeing 777s from its fleet by the end of 2020. Bosses at the firm have described the move as “strategic” saying they are making “cost-effective” changes to respond to the impact of the pandemic.
The US Government ban on air travel between Europe and the US could cost $2bn in lost revenue over the 30-day suspension period, according to travel and data analytics firm Cirium.