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Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 4:26am

Delta Cuts Jobs

Updated: 3 years ago.
Delta Air Lines Inc. is laying off 200 workers, most of them at its headquarters in Atlanta. (photo-Doug Caribb)

Delta Air Lines Inc. is laying off 200 workers, most of them at its headquarters in Atlanta.

An airline spokeswoman said Wednesday that the workers were told about the layoffs in recent days.

The world's second-biggest airline said in July that 2,000 workers were taking voluntary buyouts. It is cutting its fall schedule more than expected and has said it needs to reduce costs to match. Airlines have been coping with unusually high fuel prices and lukewarm demand from business travelers.

Spokeswoman Keyra Lynn Johnson says the workers being let go will get severance pay and other benefits similar to those who took buyouts. Delta employs about 80,000 people around the world, including more than 25,000 in Georgia.

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