As I talked about last month, this will be the year that Delta’s regional fleet will start to shrink (that is small jets). And it looks like it will be shrinking big time for the new LGA hub according to Bloomberg :
“Delta is culling half the fleet of its Comair regional unit by year’s end, including 53 of its oldest planes such as 50-seat Bombardier CRJs. The carrier already got rid of the last of its 34-seat Saab 340 turboprops at the end of 2011.“
This is good news for NYC flyers and all of us who long for a regional jet that has: 1) space for bags, 2) WiFi, 3) real catering & 4) a “real” business class product.
Now if the CRJ-1000 can come on line too this would be more good news! – Rene