Delta CEO Says Surge in Business Travel is Coming

Delta CEO Ed Bastian is bullish about business travel recovery as corporate sales volume has begun rapid growth.

"I think the surge is coming. Just like on the leisure side, we are getting ready for it on the business side," Bastian said during the airline's Q2 earnings call on Wednesday.

Delta reported that corporate sales volume in June was 40% of June 2019 volume, doubling March results, when corporate sales were off 80%.

The carrier expects that by the end of September, domestic corporate sales volume will reach 55% to 60% of 2019 levels, president Glen Hauenstein said.