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Delta Air Lines Sees Cash Losses Mounting as Virus Slows Travel

  • Carrier works with CDC on passenger contact tracing effort
  • CEO says airline workers will get priority access to vaccines
Delta Airlines Highlights Its Covid Safety Measures At National Airport

Photographer: Michael A. McCoy/Getty Images 

Delta Air Lines Inc. warned that cash losses could be deeper than expected this quarter, reaching as much as $14 million a day, as the surge in coronavirus cases undermines travel demand.

The carrier also urged all employees to get tested weekly to stem the spread of Covid-19 and said it would begin a contact tracing program on Dec. 15 for international passengers, working with other carriers and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.