In its consent order, the US Department of Transportation said it found Delta "engaged in discriminatory conduct" and violated anti-discrimination laws when it removed the three passengers.
No major injuries were reported. The passengers calmly exited the plane from a front door and one over the wing, still with carry-on baggage in hand, according to footage posted on state-run TV's website. The footage showed passengers being helped to the street below by people on the ground.
Major revivals are taking place in the European aviation industry. Polish carrier LOT is acquiring Thomas Cook’s German airline Condor. The deal to create a leading aviation group in Europe carrying more than 20 million passengers a year.
Lufthansa's biggest shareholder, German billionaire Heinz Hermann Thiele, criticised the 9 billion euro ($10.1 billion) bailout, saying he had raised his stake in Lufthansa to over 15% and hoped alternative options could be explored.
Air France-KLM secured 7 billion euros ($7.6 billion) in French government, as the airline industry struggles to survive the coronavirus crisis that has all but halted passenger traffic across much of the world.
SAS, which furloughed around 90 percent of its staff in mid-March, said it would begin processes to cut around 1,900 full-time positions in Sweden, 1,300 in Norway and 1,700 in Denmark.
The newspaper said the airline's board of directors was meeting on Monday and an announcement of it going into administration was "imminent". Virgin Australia declined to comment on the report.
The airline was more than Aus$5 billion ($3.2 billion) in debt and had appealed for a Aus$1.4 billion loan to stay afloat, but the government refused to bail out the majority foreign-owned company.
The carrier has made similar deals with the pilots’ and engineers’ unions. But 10 days ago, cabin crew voted against the proposals by a majority of 73:27.