The Briefcase: Delta orders up to 70 new planes
by From wire reports
December 07, 2012 12:13 AM | 829 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MINNEAPOLIS — Delta Air Lines is ordering up to 70 regional jets from Bombardier as part of a major shift in the planes it uses for hauling passengers around the U.S.

Delta announced a firm order for 40 of the CRJ900 planes on Thursday, and options for 30 more. The deal would be worth $3.29 billion at list prices if Delta exercises the options, although discounts on such a big order are common.

The new planes are part of Delta’s shift toward larger jets.
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