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Delta Air Lines. (North America Report).(profit improvement program)(Brief Article)

Delta Air Lines on June 4 unveiled details of its $2.5 billion "profit improvement program" that is intended to cut nonfuel unit costs by 15% by the end of 2005. Savings from the 16 separate initiatives--some of which already are underway--are expected to be "partially offset by approximately $1 billion in cost pressures." The initiatives fall into three area: Redesigning the travel process to better serve customers while increasing efficiency ($785 million), enhancing operational efficiency and redefining the product portfolio to meet changing market demand ($1. …

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