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Delta in talks to delay 40 Airbus jet deliveries - Bloomberg News

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Delta Air Lines passenger planes parked in Birmingham
Delta Air Lines passenger planes parked in Birmingham

(Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc <DAL.N> is in talks with Airbus SE <AIR.PA> to delay at least 40 aircraft deliveries scheduled for this year, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Delta also plans to raise $750 million from a sale-leaseback deal for nine of the remaining Airbus jetliners scheduled to be handed over, according to the report https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-23/delta-in-talks-to-defer-40-airbus-jet-deliveries-past-year-end?srnd=premium&sref=2h1zKciy.

Delta declined to comment on "industry rumor or speculation".

(Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)