Delta Airlines has planned to retire its entire fleet of Boeing 717s and 767-300ERs by the end of 2025. In addition, the airline has planned to retire its all CRJ-200 regional jets by December 2023. As a result, Delta is planning to record up to $2.5 billion in non-cash charges related to the jets.
Currently the airline has 90 110-seat Boeing 717s and 56 Boeing 767-300ERs in its fleet. However, 43 of the 717s and 39 of the 767-300ERs are in storage.
Delta also has 22 50-seat Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft in its fleet. However, all of these CRJ-200s are currently in storage.
In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission last week, the airline said:
“Delta has decided to retire the company’s Boeing 717-200 aircraft and the remainder of its 767-300ER aircraft by December 2025 and its CRJ-200 aircraft by December 2023, earlier than previously scheduled.”
“These plans are another step in Delta’s fleet simplification strategy, which is intended to streamline and modernize Delta’s fleet, enhance the customer experience, and generate cost savings.”
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