Delta Air Lines will sell off Mesaba and Compass, the regional carriers inherited through a merger with Northwest Airlines. Delta said the sale "reflects our continued focus on streamlining our portfolio of Delta Connection carriers serving our customers." Pinnacle Airlines will buy Mesaba for $62 million, while Trans States Holdings will acquire Compass for $20.5 million. Both carriers will continue to operate under the Delta Connection brand, and no service changes were announced.

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