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ASA to fly 10 CRJ900s for Delta Connection

12th January 2009 - 10:48 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


SkyWest, Inc. has reached an agreement with Delta Air Lines to operate an additional 10 Bombardier CRJ900s.  The aircraft were previously ordered by Delta and are now being contracted for flying with SkyWest, Inc's wholly owned subsidiary, Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA).  ASA is the principal Delta Connection carrier at Delta's Atlanta hub, and currently operates 110 CRJ200s and 39 CRJ700s.

The 10 CRJ900s feature an all-leather, 76-seat, two-class configurations. Deliveries are scheduled between February and May 2009. The aircraft will serve as replacements for 20 CRJ200s that are scheduled for removal from contract service between April 2010 and August 2010, earlier than the existing scheduled termination dates in contained in the Delta Connection Agreement. ASA will evaluate how it will redeploy the CRJ200s based on market conditions at the time of removal from Delta contract operations. Options may include, but are not limited to, subleasing the aircraft and operating certain aircraft in pro-rate operations.

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