Published on : Saturday, February 11, 2017
Delta Air Lines has announced that they plan to hire as many as 25,000 workers over the next five years. The statement was announced by Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian Jr. after a meeting with President Donald Trump.
Bastian joined Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly and United CEO Oscar Munoz, among others, in a meeting between airline and airport executives at The White House.
A variety of topics were discussed at the meeting, including airline regulations, tax breaks and infrastructure.
Delta CEO said in the statement that the Atlanta-based company is growing its ranks as it expands and upgrades its hubs at several of the nation’s airports.
Delta, American and United believe their ‘big three’ counterparts in the Middle East have accepted a combined $50 billion in government subsidies over the last dozen-plus years that have allowed Emirates, Etihad and Qatar to alter the international travel marketplace.
According to the media reports, Atlanta-based Delta has about 80,000employees around the word, and hires regularly in some areas due to turnover. The 25,000 figure includes a combination of growth and backfilling attrition, but Delta did not specify the breakdown.