Pinnacle Airlines’ deal with its pilots, if ratified, will provide Delta Lines with a solution to reducing the number of 50-seat jets operated by its regional airline partners to 125 or less by the end of 2015. What is not publicly answered, yet, is how Delta plans to dispose of all of the 181 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft now scheduled to be retired from the mainline carrier’s operational fleet. Delta currently has 10 CRJ200s and 34 CRJ100s from its defunct subsidiary Comair in storage, ...

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