Delta Air Lines has acquired seven more MD-90 aircraft from Japan Airlines (JAL), the carrier disclosed in an April 18 message to employees. The purchase follows the acquisition of nine MD-90s from JAL last year (Aviation Daily, March 7, 2011). Delta has purchased 49 MD-90s during the past three years, and will have a fleet of 65 once its most recent acquisitions are delivered. The acquisitions are part of the airline’s strategy to replace older, less-efficient aircraft, such as 50-seat ...

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