Delta Gives Bombardier Order for up to 125 CS100 Jets
Delta is in the process of phasing out its 50-passenger regional jets although it did not specify which planes the C Series will replace. The airline placed 75 firm orders for Bombardier CS100 aircraft with options for 50 more. Delta can convert some of these orders into CS300 at a later date.
The firm order is valued at $5.6 billion at list prices.
The planes, which the airline says will allow it to “to cost-effectively reshape and upgauge its narrowbody fleet, providing an improved customer experience and better cost efficiency,” are expected to enter service in the spring of 2018.
It plans to deploy the planes on “short- to medium-haul routes throughout Delta’s network.”
With this order, Delta becomes both the first airline in the United States to fly the Bombardier CS100 as well as the aircraft manufacturer’s largest customer for the new C Series.
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