Category Archives: Delta Connection

Endeavor Air to add its first Bombardier CRJ700

Endeavor Air (Minneapolis/St. Paul) is planning to add its first Bombardier CRJ700 this quarter.

Previously the carrier announced in August 2017 the addition of 28 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft, increasing the world’s largest fleet of the 76-seat aircraft to 109.

Endeavor will also acquire three Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft.

The airline also plans to draw down its 50-seat CRJ200 fleet by 16 aircraft, to 42 CRJ200s, for a total net gain of 15 aircraft once all aircraft have been inducted at Endeavor.

The three CRJ700s are coming from ExpressJet and will be operated for Delta.

Endeavor Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines.

All photos by Endeavor Air.

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Delta continues Boston expansion with more flights to top destinations

Delta Connection-Endeavor Air Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N302PQ (msn 15302) JFK (Jay Selman). Image: 403616.

Delta Air Lines has announced it will give Boston customers more flights and enhanced service in 2018, with new daily service to Charleston, S.C. as well as additional flights to four top business markets beginning on June 8. New Saturday seasonal service to Aruba will also begin on June 9.

New Service to Charleston

Delta will offer one daily round-trip to Charleston International Airport on a CRJ900 aircraft with seating for 12 in First Class, 20 in Delta Comfort+ and 44 in the main cabin, featuring a two-by-two seating configuration and complimentary entertainment via Delta Studio in addition to in-flight WiFi access:

 

Departs Arrives Aircraft
BOS at 10:40 a.m. CHS at 1:05 p.m. CRJ900
CHS at 1:35 p.m. BOS at 3:55 p.m. CRJ900

 

Additional frequencies to Jacksonville, Kansas City, Nashville and Pittsburgh

In response to healthy demand from Boston business customers, Delta will increase flights on June 8 to these four markets. These additional flights will offer convenient morning and evening travel options for Boston business customers. The new service is denoted with an asterisk.

 Departs Arrives Aircraft
BOS at 7:05 a.m. JAX at 10:15 a.m. CRJ900
*BOS at 3:40 p.m. JAX at 6:50 p.m. CRJ900
JAX at 10:45 a.m. BOS at 2:15 p.m. CRJ900
*JAX at 7:25 p.m. BOS at 10:55 p.m. CRJ900

 

Departs Arrives Aircraft
BOS at 6:30 a.m. MCI at 8:51 a.m. CRJ900
*BOS at 6:05 p.m. MCI at 8:26 p.m. E175
*MCI at 6:35 a.m. BOS at 10:27 a.m. E175
MCI at 7:20 p.m. BOS at 11:12 p.m. CRJ900

 

Departs Arrives Aircraft
BOS at 8:35 a.m. BNA at 10:28 a.m. CRJ900
BOS at 2:50 p.m. BNA at 4:47 p.m. CRJ900
*BOS at 7 p.m. BNA at 8:57 p.m. CRJ900
BNA at 6:30 a.m. BOS at 10:12 p.m. CRJ900
*BNA at 11:10 a.m. BOS at 2:48 p.m. CRJ900
BNA at 5:20 p.m. BOS at 8:58 p.m. CRJ900

 

Departs Arrives Aircraft
BOS at 8:15 a.m. PIT at 10:05 a.m. CRJ900
*BOS at 12:50 p.m. PIT at 2:20 p.m. CRJ900
BOS at 7:55 p.m. PIT at 9:45 p.m. CRJ900
PIT at 6 a.m. BOS at 7:40 a.m. CRJ900
*PIT at 3:10 p.m. BOS at 4:50 p.m. CRJ900
PIT at 5:40 p.m. BOS at 7:20 p.m. CRJ900

*denotes new frequency

All Boston flights with First Class seating

Delta is enhancing existing service to Buffalo, N.Y. also effective June 8. Delta will offer customers larger CRJ900 aircraft with seating for 12 in First Class, 20 in Delta Comfort+ and 44 in the main cabin, featuring a two-by-two seating configuration and complimentary entertainment via Delta Studio in addition to in-flight WiFi access.  With this upgrade, all Delta Boston flights will feature First Class service.

Seasonal leisure service expansion

Delta will offer Saturday service nonstop to Aruba beginning on June 9 through Aug. 18 on Boeing 737-800 aircraft with seating for 16 in First Class, 36 in Comfort+ and 108 in the main cabin. Additionally, previously announced seasonal weekend service to New Orleans begins Feb. 10, and Savannah begins March 3. Nonstop daily service to West Palm Beach and twice daily service to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood began Dec. 21 with daily Fort Myers service running daily through April 8.

Delta’s leading global network in Boston

Recent Boston service investments bring Delta to 113 peak-day departures by this summer, an increase of 20 departures compared with summer 2017 and 30 departures over summer 2016. Delta and its partners serve 50 total destinations from Boston, including 18 international destinations and the largest transatlantic network.

Delta is the No. 1 carrier between Boston and New York, connecting business travelers with the Delta Shuttle, operated by Delta and its connection partner Republic Airline, with hourly service 16 times daily on week days between Logan Airport and New York City’s LaGuardia Airport as well as offering eight daily flights to New York-JFK.

Copyright Photo: Delta Connection-Endeavor Air Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N302PQ (msn 15302) JFK (Jay Selman). Image: 403616.

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Delta reports on its holiday performance, winter storm to impact operations

Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-932 ER SSWL N839DN (msn 31950) BWI (Tony Storck). Image: 930156.

Delta Air Lines operated more than 55,000 flights carrying nearly 6 million customers during the peak travel period from December 21, 2017, to January 1, 2018, without a mainline flight cancellation while setting a company record with a 99.85 percent combined Delta and Delta Connection completion factor, the measure of flight schedule to flights flown. The airline also started the year on a strong footing with no cancellations on New Year’s Day.1

“Through the hard work and relentless dedication of our employees, Delta endeavors to be the world’s most reliable airline—getting our customers where they want to go safely and with minimal disruption, even during some of the busiest times of the year,” said Gil West, Chief Operating Officer. “Ending yet another year with record-setting performance is a testament to the hard work of all 80,000 Delta employees, who continue to demonstrate what sets Delta apart.”

The strong holiday performance builds on Delta’s record-setting 2017, as the airline flew 90 days without a cancellation across the combined mainline and Delta Connection operation, an increase from 81 days in 2016. Similarly, Delta flew 242 days in 2017 without a mainline cancellation, eclipsing its 2016 record by a day, despite a year of severe weather including a record number of hurricanes that closed airports throughout the Caribbean and Florida for several days, as well as an airport-wide power outage at the airline’s busiest hub in Atlanta.2

Delta flew more than 192 million customers in 2017, a record for the airline, on more than 1.8 million mainline Delta and Delta Connection flights around the world.

[1] Based on Delta’s internal statistical reporting of all Delta and Delta Connection flights scheduled between Dec. 21, 2017, and Jan. 1, 2018.

[2] Based on Delta’s internal statistical reporting of all Delta and Delta Connection flights scheduled between Jan. 1, 2017, and Jan. 1, 2018.

In other news, on the weather front, Delta meteorologists and leaders in the airline’s Operations and Customer Center arefollowing a low pressure system off the southeast coast of the U.S. The storm is bringing frozen and mixed precipitation to airports in northern Florida, southern Georgia and the Carolinas on Wednesday.

The same storm will continue north, potentially affecting airports and possibly disrupting flight schedules along the eastern seaboard. The storm is not forecast to hit the Atlanta hub, Delta’s busiest.

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Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-932 ER SSWL N839DN (msn 31950) BWI (Tony Storck). Image: 930156.

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SkyWest to fly the Cincinnati – Austin route for Delta

Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N609SK (msn 10020) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 911199.

SkyWest Airlines (Delta Connection) will add the Cincinnati – Austin route for Delta Air Lines starting on May 1, 2018. The new route will be operated with Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N609SK (msn 10020) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 911199.

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Delta to drop all service to Killeen-Fort Hood, Texas

Delta Connection-ExpressJet Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N138EV (msn 15235) ATL (Jay Selman). Image: 403370.

Delta Air Lines is planning to drop Delta Connection service to Killeen/Fort Hood, TX on January 16, 2018. Delta connects the airport with the Atlanta hub, operated by ExpressJet Airlines.

Copyright Photo: Delta Connection-ExpressJet Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) N138EV (msn 15235) ATL (Jay Selman). Image: 403370.

ExpressJet Airlines is phasing out its last Bombardier CRJ200s

Type Retired: November 25, 2017

ExpressJet Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., this month is operating its last Canadair (Bombardier) CRJ200 revenue flights.

As previously reported on December 23, 2016, ExpressJet expected to transition to flying primarily dual-class aircraft in its CRJ operation by removing its Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft from service over the next year.

The company has been gradually retiring the CRJ200 fleet. Some aircraft have been transferred to partner SkyWest Airlines and all others are now in storage. Some aircraft were relocated to Oklahoma City, OK.

The retirement of the ExpressJet CRJ200 fleet was stepped up this month. N854AS is operating today but it is expected to join the others soon in retirement, probably after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Copyright Photo: Delta Connection-ExpressJet Airlines Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N923EV (msn 7826) ATL (Jay Selman). Image: 403333.

SkyWest to acquire 20 additional aircraft, will expand its relationship with Delta and Alaska

Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N252SY (msn 17000612) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 936861.

SkyWest, Inc. has announced additional order of 20 new aircraft and new flying agreements

  • Order includes 15 70-seat Embraer E175 SC aircraft expected to be delivered and placed into service with Delta Air Lines in 2018
  • Order includes five 76-seat Embraer E175 aircraft expected to be delivered and placed into service with Alaska Airlines in late 2017 and early 2018`
  • Terms and economics similar to prior contracts with each partner

    SkyWest, Inc. has reported that it has entered into aircraft purchase agreements and capacity purchase agreements to acquire and fly 15 additional new aircraft with Delta Air Lines and five additional new aircraft with Alaska Airlines. Expected delivery dates for the 20 aircraft run from September 2017 through the end of 2018. These aircraft will be operated by SkyWest Airlines, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest.

    Of the 20 aircraft, 15 Embraer E175 SC aircraft will fly under an agreement with Delta in a 70-seat configuration. The E175 SC aircraft has an E175 airframe and can be retrofitted to 76 seats in the future. The agreement with Alaska includes five Embraer E175s, with a 76-seat configuration, similar to aircraft SkyWest has previously placed into service with Alaska.

    Combined with last month’s announcement for 25 new aircraft, this announcement results in a cumulative order of 45 new aircraft. Similar structurally to SkyWest’s acquisition of 104 E175s, SkyWest expects to invest approximately $161 million in cash to acquire these 45 aircraft, and to finance the balance of the purchase price with debt. The expected delivery dates for the 45 aircraft run from September 2017 through the end of 2018, with the majority of the deliveries scheduled for mid-2018.

 

Top Copyright Photo: Delta Connection-SkyWest Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N252SY (msn 17000612) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 936861.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Alaska SkyWest (SkyWest Airlines) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N186SY (msn 17000606) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 938865.

Alaska SkyWest (SkyWest Airlines) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N186SY (msn 17000606) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 938865.