Delta CEO: Business travel may lag for 12 to 18 months

Delta’s chief executive officer says business travel continues to lag but remains optimistic about the airline’s countermeasures — including its policy to create distance among passengers by blocking middle seats during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Delta Air Lines Inc. CEO Ed Bastian made the comments during Delta’s second quarter earnings call Tuesday, July 14. Delta posted a $7 billion pre-tax loss and saw year-over-year operational revenue fall by 91% in the quarter as the pandemic ravaged…

Delta’s chief executive officer says business travel continues to lag but remains optimistic about the airline’s countermeasures — including its policy to create distance among passengers by blocking middle seats during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Delta Air Lines Inc. CEO Ed Bastian made the comments during Delta’s second quarter earnings call Tuesday, July 14. Delta posted a $7 billion pre-tax loss and saw year-over-year operational revenue fall by 91% in the quarter as the pandemic ravaged…

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