Delta Taps Bethune

Gordon Bethune, a veteran executive of Continental, on Friday was asked by Delta Air Lines' creditors committee to be an independent consultant. A court filing in the bankruptcy case shows Bethune would be paid $250,000 for 10 days of work. Any required additional work would be paid at the same rate, The Houston Chronicle reported. The reason the troubled carrier sought Bethune is because he is "widely recognized as one of the most accomplished and successful executives in the airline industry," the paper noted.

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