Delta announces new health screening measures; Disney slashes its spending on Facebook
Fox Business Briefs: Delta Air Lines rolling out additional protocol for those who cannot wear a mask because of a medical condition and says any customers who make false claims about a condition may be banned from future flights; Walt Disney joining the list of advertisers cutting ad spending on Facebook.
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said that 20% of the company's workforce, or approximately 17,000 employees, departed last week after taking early retirement or exit packages.
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DELTA FLIGHT TURNS AROUND AFTER 2 PASSENGERS REFUSE TO WEAR CORONAVIRUS MASKS
"Last week marked a turning point in our response to the global pandemic, as we said farewell to thousands of Delta colleagues," Bastian wrote in a memo on Thursday, calling the workforce reduction "a difficult but necessary step towards Delta’s transformation into a smaller, more nimble airline that will be better positioned to endure the crisis and recover quickly."
The coronavirus pandemic has sent U.S. airlines scrambling to save their bottom lines. Bastian said Delta would avoid layoffs that have plagued other airlines, but like its competitors including American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, Delta incentivized its employees to bow out.