|Delta's subsidiary Comair to cease operations in September|
|Friday, 03 August 2012 08:51|
Comair, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, based at Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Airport, announced on July 27th that it will cease all operations after September 29th, 2012.
Delta said in a news release: "The discontinuation of Comair's operations will not result in any significant changes to Delta's network, which has enough flexibility to accommodate these changes. Currently, Comair accounts for approximately one percent of Delta's network capacity."
Don Bornhorst, Senior Vice President of Delta Connection, commented: "While regional flying has and will remain a key component of Delta's network, customer expectations and the unit costs of regional flying have evolved. In response, Delta recently announced its plans to reduce the total number of regional jets in its network while adding more mainline flying. This includes reducing the number of 50-seat regional jets from nearly 350 aircraft to 125 or fewer in the upcoming years. As a result of this reduction and changes to its customer-focused business strategy, Delta has made the difficult decision to cease Comair's operations."