Comair to Cut More than 500 Flight Crew Jobs

July 8, 2008 10:06:04 AM PDT
Regional airline Comair has told employees that it expects to cut 8 percent of its work force this fall as part of its plan to ground 14 of its 50-seat jets. The Delta Air Lines Inc. subsidiary sent the memo to employees this week. Comair spokeswoman Kate Marx says the Erlanger, Ky.-based airline expects to cut about 300 pilot and 220 flight attendant positions.

Marx says the airline has steadily reduced non-crew staff since the beginning of the year. She says the pilot and flight attendant staffing now has to be adjusted with the grounding of the planes.