Delta union says 2,235 pilots volunteer to take exit package to leave airline

The union representing pilots at Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) said Monday that 2,235 pilots volunteered for an early departure package ahead of a Sunday deadline.

In May, Delta and the Air Line Pilots Association said they were working to avoid furloughs of roughly 2,300 pilots. On Friday, Delta told pilots it would avoid furloughs if they agreed to reduced guaranteed minimum pay. As of Friday, more than 1,700 pilots had volunteered, Delta said.