Posted on: 16 December 2014 by Mark Howells
An amendment to the capacity purchase agreement (CPA) between Delta Air Lines and Republic Airways Holdings will see the latter operate nine additional 69-seat Embraer 170s for a term of six years per aircraft on behalf of the airline.
The nine new E170s will be sourced internally by Republic Airways Holdings or through used aircraft available in the open market. They are due to be placed into service between the third quarter of 2015 and the second quarter of 2016.
Republic Airways Holdings has also confirmed plans to extend the term of the agreement regarding Delta’s existing 14 E170 aircraft by four years, until October 2021, and 16 E175 aircraft by five years, until February 2024.
“We are proud to grow our partnership with Delta,” said Bryan Bedford, president, chairman and CEO of Republic Airways Holdings. “By growing our Delta E-Jet fleet and extending all of our aircraft into the next decade, we have cemented our long-term commitment to provide a safe, clean and reliable E-Jet operation as a Delta Connection partner.”