Delta in talks to delay 40 Airbus jet deliveries

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.

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.

Delta declined to comment on “industry rumor or speculation”.

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