Delta Air Lines acknowledged Wednesday that it plans to close its SeaTac sales and call center by Sept. 1.
The airline said 189 positions at that center will be eliminated.
The center’s closure is part of Delta’s effort to consolidate facilities to better fit the airline’s profile. Another Delta call center is closing in Sioux City, Iowa.
The airline currently has nine U.S. call centers, more than any other American carrier, said an airline spokesman. The closings will allow the airline, the world’s second-largest, to eliminate extra call center capacity.
The 189 workers were notified of the imminent closure in early April. The state Department of Employment Security issued a public layoff warning notice concerning the center’s closure Wednesday. Workers at the center will be offered opportunities to apply for open jobs at Delta or to transfer to other call centers.John Gillie, firstname.lastname@example.org