Thursday, December 6, 2012
Delta Firms Order for up to 70 Bombardier CRJ900s
Delta Air Lines placed a firm $1.85 billion order for 40 Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen jetliners. The order includes options for an additional 30 CRJ900s, which would increase the order to $3.29 billion.
The jets will operated by Delta Connection, the regional subsidiary of Delta Air Lines.
“We selected Bombardier’s CRJ900 NextGen aircraft specifically because it is proven to be the most cost-efficient jet aircraft in its class for our operations and this regional jet satisfies perfectly the agreement that we have made with our pilots to add 70 more 76-seat jetliners to our fleet,” said Ed Bastian, president of Delta Air Lines.
The two companies did not announce a projected delivery date for the aircraft. The order from Delta follows a recent large order for Bombardier business jets from VistaJet. More