Delta Air Lines President Ed Bastian said last week that the company is "using the downturn to accelerate" the integration of DL and Northwest Airlines. With the carrier cutting capacity (ATWOnline, June 12), it is able to eliminate overlapping services more quickly, he explained. "Our expectation is that by spring 2010, we will be a single company," he told the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Transportation Conference in New York, available via webcast. He added that DL will "turn on ...

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