Delta to shrink Comair unit by 50%, boost mainline flights

09/2/2010 | USA Today · Wall Street Journal, The · Bloomberg

Delta Air Lines plans to halve the size of its Comair regional subsidiary over the next two years, dropping most of its 50-seat jets in favor of more mainline flying. "The era in which the economics allowed small jets to be leased and operated profitably on regional routes is over," says industry consultant Mike Boyd. Higher fuel costs have made it uneconomical to operate the smaller jets, experts say.

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