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  1. #1 Delta to shut Comair regional-airline unit 
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    Bummer!


    July 27, 2012, 10:07 a.m. EDT

    Delta Air Lines Inc. DAL announced plans Friday to close its Comair Inc.
    commuter unit, the latest in a series of sweeping changes to the U.S.
    regional-airline sector as carriers dump smaller, fuel-thirsty jets.

    Cincinnati's Comair flies 44 regional jets and employs 1,700 staff, and had
    been shrunk in half over the past two years after Delta failed to find a buyer
    following the sale of its Mesaba and Compass commuter units.

    Delta is cutting its fleet of 50-seat regional jets from around 350 to 125
    over the next few years, replacing them with larger, more efficient planes after
    securing a new pilot contract that provided more flexibility to switch flying
    between different aircraft types.

    The airline said the Sept. 29 closure of Comair won't have a significant
    effect on its network. The unit accounts for around 1% of Delta's total flying,
    while its broader regional business generates almost 20% of the airline's total
    revenue.


    When I was working for UPS I did a lot of travel out of Newark
    on ComAir, I always liked them.
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Afer seeing this story I checked out another small airline SLW and I have used over the years, USA3000.

    They stopped operations at the end of January this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Bummer!






    When I was working for UPS I did a lot of travel out of Newark
    on ComAir, I always liked them.
    Before I became disabled I worked for a large aerospace company and a fairly large amount of our work came from Comair. Because I have an A&P license I worked as a receiving analyst/inspector. I remember that nobody wanted to work on Comair parts because they were a major pain in the butt due to all the special requirements they wanted us to comply with. Too bad they won't be around anymore.
    "It's mercy, compassion, and forgiveness I lack; not rationality".
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