Delta makes a fleet refresh
Global - US-based Delta Air Lines Inc. is planning to order 100 737 single-aisle aircraft from Boeing to replace some of its oldest planes.
These new jets valued at US$8.58 billion will be due for purchase as soon as 2013, according to a Delta statement.
Some of Delta's older aircraft include the Boeing 757 which lasts about 18 years and the MD-88 at 21 years.
Delta was previously reported saying it planned to purchase 100-200 narrow-body jets and seek options for 200 more, Bloomberg reported.
The airline is still looking for options to add smaller narrow-body aircraft to its fleet, with Bombadier's CSeries and Brazil's Embraer SA still under consideration.
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