Nightly News   |  July 27, 2012

Comair to shut down

Delta Air Lines has confirmed that it is shuttering its 35-year-old regional carrier Comair at the end of September and will be laying off 1,700 employees. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> big news in the airline business tonight. delta airlines is shutting down com air. its 35-year-old regional carrier, 1700 employees are getting termination notices. a lot of them in the cincinnati area. com air currently flies 290 flights a day. delta is slowly getting out of the regional jet business because of its decreasing profitability.