Delta Air Lines, which posted an industry-high $5.2 billion loss in 2004, said it expects to report a "substantial" loss in 2005 as well and warned in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission that if it is unable to reduce its operating expenses further and continues to experience significant losses, it will be forced to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. However, Delta also cautioned that a restructuring could be "particularly difficult" because it has pledged substantially ...

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