100 pilots to be furloughed by Comair

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CINCINNATI — Comair says it expects to furlough up to 100 additional pilots between September and the end of the year in the wake of parent company Delta Air Lines Inc.’s decision to make service cuts.

The airline placed 295 pilots on furlough in October.

Comair spokeswoman Christine Wever said Thursday that the Erlanger, Ky.-based regional airline is working with the Air Line Pilots Association to explore ways to lessen the impact. She says the number of furloughs could be reduced through voluntary options.

The pilots union says the company has indicated those options could include unpaid leaves, early buyouts or reduced work schedules.

Comair employs about 1,380 pilots, It has about 5,600 employees total, including 3,300 at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.