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Delta Connection Regional Operations Transfer from Atlanta to the Twin Cities

mtsupilot

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Delta, MAC reach pact on service, local jobs

A tentative agreement calls for employment of at least 10,000 in Minnesota and placing regional headquarters at the airport.

By LIZ FEDOR, Star Tribune
Last update: December 15, 2008 - 9:31 PM

Delta Air Lines will keep at least 10,000 jobs in Minnesota and locate its regional airline management in the Twin Cities under a tentative deal the carrier reached Monday with the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC).

The two sides renegotiated terms of a 1992 bond-debt agreement, which would have allowed the MAC to penalize Delta when it closes the Northwest Airlines headquarters in Eagan. Instead of taking that path, MAC Chairman Jack Lanners said airport officials chose to preserve a Twin Cities hub and thousands of jobs after the Delta-Northwest merger is fully consummated. MAC commissioners are expected to consider a final agreement in January.

An air-service covenant in the original deal required Northwest to operate at least 187 daily flights from the Twin Cities. The new agreement requires Delta to offer at least 400 daily flights from the Twin Cities, including at least 250 with airplanes that seat 70 or more passengers.

Those restrictions mean that Delta will offer a high level of nonstop flights and it will attract considerable connecting traffic, Lanners said.

While the job covenant in the 1992 deal required Northwest to employ more than 17,000 people in Minnesota, the airline has not had that large a workforce in the state since the 2001 terrorist attacks. A clause in the deal allowed Northwest to reduce employment levels in Minnesota when it faced unusual business circumstances, so the carrier now employs fewer than 11,500.

During recent negotiations, Delta General Counsel Ben Hirst agreed to transfer regional airline executives, who now oversee Delta Connection operations, from Atlanta to the Twin Cities. In addition, Virginia-based Compass Airlines, a Northwest subsidiary that flies 76-seat regional jets, will move its headquarters to the Twin Cities.
 

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Notice the article doesn't say Delta Connection Incorporated is moving to MSP. It says they are going to transfer the executives who now oversee Delta Connection. Wondering if they are working on a new holding company and DCI will be no more.
 

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Yes but their displacment compensation is MUCH better than any of us would recieve.
 

mynameisjim

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I think its just Compass

uhhh....why do you think the opposite of what the article states?

During recent negotiations, Delta General Counsel Ben Hirst agreed to transfer regional airline executives, who now oversee Delta Connection operations, from Atlanta to the Twin Cities. In addition, Virginia-based Compass Airlines, a Northwest subsidiary that flies 76-seat regional jets, will move its headquarters to the Twin Cities.
 

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So is the GO in CVG gone?

Dunno yet. I would suspect that there will be additional "thinning" of the management ranks at the GO as more "key decision makers" are moved to MSP. Rank and file are probably out the door as this moves forward. Consolidation of back office responsibilities, don'tchaknow.
 
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