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The coronavirus pandemic could force airlines to turn to unprecedented cost-saving measures

US airlines are flying planes that are just 5-15% full, and are looking to consolidate service with each other to stem losses from the coronavirus.

Leaked memo from Delta reveals plans to cut worker hours and pay, despite protections in the coronavirus stimulus package. United and other airlines a...

Airline workers at Delta, American, United, and Southwest face hours cuts and less take-home pay as the crisis drags on, even before job losses.
A Qantas Airbus A380.

Iconic planes are disappearing from the sky earlier than planned as coronavirus wreaks airline havoc not seen since 9/11

Demand for air travel is plummeting, and airlines are taking that as an opportunity to put its older planes out to pasture early.

Delta, American, and other airlines are parking planes on closed runways at major airports as carriers struggle to store grounded airliners

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, normally the busiest airport in the US, closed an entire runway to store Delta Air Lines aircraft.
American Airlines aircraft line a closed runway in Tulsa.

Delta, American, and other airlines are parking planes on closed runways at major airports as carriers struggle to store grounded airliners

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, normally the busiest airport in the US, closed an entire runway to store Delta Air Lines aircraft.

I flew first class on Delta from Orlando to New York and found it wasn’t anywhere close to worth the extra cost

While $159 for a first-class seat is usually a good deal, I would've had pretty much the same experience had I been in economy on this flight.
A Delta Air Lines Airbus A220 (not the one that operated the author's flight).

I flew first-class in Delta’s year-old A220, the plane Boeing tried to keep out of the US

The A220-100 is an impressive 109-seat plane with incredible range and comfort, serving the 100-seater market better than any regional jet.
FILE PHOTO: People line up at the Delta Air Lines ticketing desk inside Terminal 2E at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport

Delta’s credit rating slashed to junk as coronavirus paralyzes the airline industry

The company's efforts to cut costs won't be enough to offset weaker traffic caused by the coronavirus pandemic, S&P said.

Major airline stocks are surging on hopes that a coronavirus relief package is coming soon

Airline stocks are recouping some of their steep losses in recent weeks as travel has slowed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
United Airlines and Delta Air Lines planes at Los Angeles International Airport.

The past 2 decades saw the number of major airlines in the US cut in half. See how consolidation in the 2000s left customers with fewer options as pro...

The airline sector has evolved from a diverse industry of numerous small carriers to a handful of dominant carriers, reducing consumer options.