No airline operates more Boeing 717s than Delta. Now the number of jets still developed by McDonnell Douglas is to be halved. Replacement should take the form of A220, A320 and B737.
The world's largest Boeing 717 operator, Delta Air Lines, will reduce its current fleet of 88 units to 45 within two years. To replace these machines of the types A220, A320 and B737. The step would have been planned for a long time, due to the corona crisis it is only moving forward, reports CH-Aviation.com.
The carrier had previously announced that it would withdraw all Boeing 777s. The current Boeing 717 aircraft are on average 18,7 years old and can accommodate 110 passengers each. They are mainly used on regional domestic routes - a single connection leads them abroad, namely to Montréal-Trudeau.