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  • Delta looks for up to 143 regional jets, including 76-seaters as scope clause restrictions eased by pilots


    <P>Delta Air Lines issued a request for proposal (RFP) yesterday for up to 143 regional jets, including as many as 50 76-seaters.</P> <P>The RFP covers a portion of the Delta Connection network that has not been affirmed in the bankrupt major’s Chapter 11 proceedings, including flying from wholly-owned subsidiary Comair, Mesa Air Group’s Freedom Airlines unit and Republic Airways’ Chautauqua Airlines and Shuttle America subsidiaries, says Delta. Comair was teh North American launch customer for Bombardier CRJ regional jets and currently operates 179 of the family (one example of which is pictured below), with 67 CRJ100ERs, 42 CRJ100LRs, 43 CRJ200ERs and 27 CRJ700-701ERs.   </P> <P>Bids are being accepted for the operation of up to 43 70-seaters and up to 50 50-seat regional jets operated by these Delta Connection carriers at the major’s hubs in Atlanta, New York JFK and Cincinnati, Ohio as well as other point-to-point flying.</P> <P>Feeder contracts held by Atlantic Southwest Airlines


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  • United pulls more business from Mesa


    <p>Struggling US regional Mesa Air Group faces another challenge in sustaining its business as the time period for its...


  • Deferral of 10 CRJ700s part of struggling Mesa's cash plan


    <p>Struggling regional airline operator Mesa Air Group predicts it will become cash flow positive and profitable during...


  • Mesaba to fly CRJ900s previously allocated to Freedom Airlines


    <p>A framework of regional operations between the merged Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines is starting to emerge...


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  • Regionals special report: Sombre fiesta

    News | 20 Sep 2010 14:47 | Victoria Moores

    <P><B><I></I></B><B><I>Regional airline executives gathering in Spain will be hard-pushed to get into the party mood after a year that has forced them to seek out new niches and innovative ways to make ends meet</I></B></P> <P>This month around 500 regional airline executives will gather for the European Regions Airline Association general assembly in Barcelona, but the Spanish fiesta spirit is likely to be lacking. "Traffic figures were picking up," says long-standing ERA director general Mike Ambrose. "But the light at the end of the tunnel turned out to be the burning top of the Icelandic volcano."</P> <P>Mount Eyjafjallajöekull struck a fiery blow to European regionals, crippling them with lost revenues and hefty payouts under European compensation rules. "It was enormously damaging for cashflow - the absurd regulation 261 just milked cash from our members," says Ambrose. "It wasn't that they had their business strategy wrong. Some airlines with a fleet of only 20 aircraft had hahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Regionals-special-report-Sombre-fiesta-347556/
  • United pulls more business from Mesa

    News | 07 Nov 2009 20:19 | Lori Ranson

    <p>Struggling US regional Mesa Air Group faces another challenge in sustaining its business as the time period for its partner United to exercise its option...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/United-pulls-more-business-from-Mesa-334542/
  • Deferral of 10 CRJ700s part of struggling Mesa's cash plan

    News | 13 Jan 2009 20:59 | Mary Kirby

    <p>Struggling regional airline operator Mesa Air Group predicts it will become cash flow positive and profitable during its 2009 fiscal year should the Phoenix-based...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Deferral-of-10-CRJ700s-part-of-struggling-Mesas-cash-plan-321025/
  • Mesaba to fly CRJ900s previously allocated to Freedom Airlines

    News | 10 Nov 2008 20:13 | Lori Ranson

    <p>A framework of regional operations between the merged Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines is starting to emerge as 14 Bombardier CRJ900s previously allocated...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Mesaba-to-fly-CRJ900s-previously-allocated-to-Freedom-Airlines-318659/
  • Mesa eliminates 250 jobs

    News | 07 Oct 2008 14:00 | Megan Kuhn

    Mesa Air Group cut 250 jobs during the same week the Phoenix company named a new COO. Flight reductions prompted the reductions last week, which focused...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Mesa-eliminates-250-jobs-317053/
  • Disputed Mesa ERJs heading back into service at Delta

    News | 01 Sep 2008 08:00 | Lori Ranson

    Delta Air Lines is preparing to place 34 Embraer ERJ-145s flown by Mesa subsidiary Freedom Airlines back into service as the Atlanta-hubbed carrier awaits...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Disputed-Mesa-ERJs-heading-back-into-service-at-Delta-315321/