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(KSL News) Delta Air Lines' two top executives were in Salt Lake today to discuss the merger with Northwest Airlines.
President Ed Bastian and Chief Financial Officer Richard Anderson met with Mayor Ralph Becker and members of Gov. Jon Huntsman's staff and said the future for Salt Lake International Airport is bright.
The Delta executives said there are no plans to layoff any employees here; and they said they're excited about possible future international flights from Salt Lake.
"We think there could be opportunities in the future. We haven't run the numbers yet, but we'll be working with the airport, the mayor's office and the governor's office in terms of future opportunities. But we do think that this merger gives us greater strength and greater opportunity to have a much more vibrant hub here in Salt Lake City," Bastian said.
Delta begins service to Paris in June. The governor's staff has also asked Delta to consider a direct flight to Tokyo, as well, to open up Utah business opportunities.