Above: a Delta 737 plane
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Delta is adding 60 new planes, following an aircraft acquisition deal with Boeing.
The company has approved a tentative agreement for 20 Embraer E190 aircraft and 40 new 737-900ERs.
The latter have the most relevance for the Caribbean, as one of the most common aircraft on US-Caribbean routes.
“Our airline’s culture of working and winning together has long set Delta apart from others in our industry,” said Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta. “This tentative agreement with ALPA reflects the key role and contributions of our pilots in our excellent financial and operational performance.”
Delta is slated to acquire 20 Embraer aircraft that were previously operated by another carrier. Those planes are slated to enter mainline Delta service in the last quarter of 2016.
Delta has been expanding its Caribbean service in recent months.