Many U.S. airlines are overstaffed due to reduced flying schedules and low demand for air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAY

No Delta flight attendants or ground-based front-line workers will be furloughed when expire at the end of this month, Delta CEO Ed Bastian  Tuesday.

In the memo, he said their jobs were saved by employees who took early retirement and other voluntary leave packages. 

“We had an enormous response to the enhanced early retirement and departure packages that were offered this summer, with 20% of our people choosing voluntary exits,” Bastian said. “While it is difficult to see so many of our colleagues leave, every one of those departures helped save Delta jobs.”

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