Delta Air Lines announced plans to hire 25,000 workers over the next five years, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.
The announcement was made following a recent meeting between airline executives and President Donald Trump. Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said that the meeting was "a positive discussion about many of the major issues facing U.S. travelers, airline employees and the aviation industry, which is a vital economic engine for America," according to the source.
Currently, Delta has 80,000 employees. In addition to the increased hiring, Delta also plans to revamp other areas of its business. Bastian stated that the company "has been leading the charge to expand and upgrade our nation's airports, with extensive improvement projects planned and underway at major Delta hubs," the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.
Delta Air Lines also made headlines today when it announced that it will offer to buy up to 32 percent of the stock of Grupo Aeromexico SAB de CV, a Mexican airline, Reuters reported. The potential deal is valued at $590 million, with the stock being purchased at 53 Mexican pesos per share. Delta currently has a 4.2 percent stake in the company.