Delta says Hollywood and auto strikes are denting business travel

Delta Air Lines is feeling the impact of two major strikes involving Hollywood and the auto industry. The airline has noted in its quarterly reports a decline in business travel from both sectors due to the ongoing labor disputes. The impacts were felt most acutely in the third quarter, when revenues in the company’s business travel segment decreased 5%. Delta reported that the decrease was “primarily driven by softer corporate and entertainment client demand due to the writer’s and auto strikes.” This reduction in business travel has hurt the airline’s bottom line and contributed to their overall 2% decline in revenue in the third quarter. Delta had anticipated the issue, and is taking steps to mitigate the impacts of the strikes. This includes taking proactive measures to approach prospective customers and offering targeted solutions that increase travel value.