Comair Unit to Cease Operations


Delta Air Lines Inc said its Comair subsidiary will cease operations after Sept. 29 as the airline reduces its exposure to low-margin regional flying.

"While regional flying has and will remain a key component of Delta's network, customer expectations and the unit costs of regional flying have evolved,'' Don Bornhorst, senior vice president of Delta Connection, said in a memo to employees. The company recently said it plans to reduce the number of regional jets in its network as it adds more to its mainline operations.

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Comair's shutdown will not result in major changes to its network, Delta said.

Cincinnati-based Comair accounts for about 1% of Delta's network capacity.