Everyone knows the woes of Delta airlines. They have been on the brink of bankruptcy for a while now with another $651 million loss in the third quarter. Strategies to put their heads securely above water have included salary concessions from their 7,000 pilots, cutting 7,000 employees, and offering notes to investors that are collateralized by debt-free aircraft, simulators, and other equipment.
It looks that just yesterday Delta took a great step away from bankruptcy as it appears the pilots have come to an agreement with management allowing for $1 billion in concessions. While this is good news, it only skims the top of the lake of debt that Delta has incurred. Of course, Salt Lake's economy will likely benefit from the closing of Delta's Dallas hub which will expand operations in Salt Lake.