Delta Air Lines has purchase agreements for 23 SAS MD-80 family aircraft, which the carrier plans to use for spare parts for its own McDonnell Douglas fleet. The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport-based airline will not say if it plans to acquire more aircraft, but it also has no short-term plans to retire any of its MD-90s, which it has been acquiring at a steady pace to supplement its narrowbody fleet. Delta now has more than 60 MD-90s, 54 of which are in service. It ...

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