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Delta beefs up RJ fleet with orders.(Delta Connection Inc. and Chautauqua Airlines sign options for new planes)(Brief Article)

Delta Connection firmed options on 32 CRJ200s valued at $780 million with deliveries set to begin in 2005. Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a wholly owned Delta subsidiary, will receive 25 of the 50-seat jets and Regional partner SkyWest will accept another seven. The aircraft will increase ASA's RJ fleet to 148 while SkyWest will boost its flying for Delta to 54 CRJs. Delta Connection holds options on a further 137 CRJs, Bombardier said. …

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