In the wake of the announcement by American Airlines that it needed to make massive job cuts to reduce costs, two other airlines have announced expansion plans that include the creation of hundreds of new positions.
In Georgia, Delta said it was considering moving 150 jobs from its Minneapolis hub to Atlanta as part of its ongoing restructuring effort started last year, according the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
The news agency reports a memo sent to Delta employees said it planned to relocate 150 warehouse jobs, but still keep 10,000 workers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as part of its commitment tied to its acquisition of Northwest Airlines in the 1990s.
Meanwhile in Nevada, low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has officially opened a new 200 employee crew base at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.
South Florida Business Journal reports that the airline began twice-daily nonstop service to Phoenix on February 9 and will start non-stop service to Fort Lauderdale on March 1.
"Las Vegas provides an excellent central location for Spirit’s West Coast operation that has expanded over the past year," Spirit chief operating officer Tony Lefebvre told the news agency.