Air Transport World


Delta Connection Comair, the U.S. launch customer for the Canadair Regional Jet, has placed a $1 billion follow-on order for 30 additional CRJs and 20 of the new 70-passenger CRJ-700s. Comair's order represents the largest ever recorded for the CR1.

In addition to the firm order for 50 CRJs, the agreement includes options for 115. Presently, Comair operates 67 CRJs out of a previous firm order for 80. The company will receive its 80th jet in Aug., 1999, and will continue to accept delivery of at least one aircraft per month beginning in Sept., 1999. Comair will receive its first CRJ-700 by the end of 2001.

Including options, this new order could expand Comair's CRJ fleet to 245 jets. …

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