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Delta's first A220 in Atlanta (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Peter Biondi)

Delta’s Pilot Workforce Overstaffed by 7,000

A Delta Air Lines internal memo to its’ pilots obtained by Reuters warned that it may have as many as 7,000 too many pilots to fly its airplanes by the Fall of 2020. The number represents approximately half of its 13,100 pilot workforce. John Laughter, SVP of Flight Operations for Delta, stated in the memo "I recognize that is an alarming number so it's important to know that our intent is to align staffing for what we need over the…