Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Delta orders 40 new planes

Delta Airlines has officially announced that it has placed a large order with Boeing for 20 used Embraer 90s (ex Air Canada birds) plus 20 additional Boeing 737-900ERs. The latter will be used to gradually replace its oldest MD88s and B757s operating on domestic + Central America services. 

This order was actually placed many months ago for the same number of E90s but 40 B739ERs. It got later on cancelled as it was subject to a new union deal being reached between DL and its pilots which failed. Now with things in order, DL has possibly obtained further discounts over here especially with the 20 E90s which Boeing bought from Air Canada in exchange for the Canadian carrier ordering a truck load of B737MAXs to replace its entire A320 family fleet.  

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