Delta expects to get $2.5 billion from stimulus funding

Delta Air Lines expects to be allotted roughly $2.5 billion in pandemic aid from the $1.9 trillion federal stimulus bill signed into law by President Joe Biden on Thursday. In the American Rescue Plan, $14 billion is dedicated to airlines. Another $1 billion will go to airline contractors. Airlines that accept the government funding would be prohibited from laying off workers through Sept. 30. “A year ago, we never could have foreseen the length and long-term impacts the COVID-19 pandemic would have on our industry,” Atlanta-based Delta said in a written statement. It added that the funding “w…

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