On the Delta News Network today.
ATLANTA, June 9, 2006 -- Delta is recalling between 60 and 70 furloughed pilots this summer as the airline restructures its network to improve revenue and better meet customers' domestic and international travel needs.
"We're pleased that Delta's network and revenue improvement initiatives are affording us the opportunity to bring furloughed pilots back to Delta," said Gary Beck, senior vice president -- Flight Operations. "Recalling these pilots will help us meet new schedule demands and add flexibility to ensure a smooth, reliable, on-time operation, something we know our customers value."
The recalled pilots will begin training in late June and will return to line flying for Delta in late summer.
With the June schedule, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers will serve more domestic destinations than any U.S. carrier and on June 29 will become the only U.S. airline to serve all 50 states with the introduction of new nonstop ASA service between Atlanta and Wilmington, Del.
Good news for the pilots and contrary to what many who opposed the latest concessions said in that it would lead to more lay offs.
Now if they would quit outsourcing mtc. for more than it costs in-house it would begin to restore my faith in management.