Pinnacle to furlough 150 Memphis workers - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Pinnacle to furlough 150 Memphis workers

(WMC-TV) – More than a hundred Pinnacle Airlines employees will be placed on furlough because of cuts in service at Memphis International Airport, the company said Monday.

A spokesman for the airline said 18 full-time and 136 part-time ground operations employees will be furloughed.

The company blamed the changes on Delta's reduced flight schedule in Memphis. Pinnacle operates flights across the country under the Delta Connection name.

The cuts will take place January 4.

Pinnacle, which had been headquartered near Memphis International Airport, began moving its operations downtown this summer. The company chose to stay in Memphis after considering moving across the state line to Olive Branch.

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