Support Skift’s Independent Journalism

Skift’s editors and reporters produce over 150 exclusive stories every month. We are the leading source of news for the global travel industry.

Delta Air Lines Inc. plans to add as many as 40 jetliners to refresh its fleet, reviving a plan that was scuttled earlier this year when pilots spurned a new contract agreement.

The aircraft deal will be split between new Boeing Co. 737-900ER single-aisle planes and smaller, secondhand Embraer SA E-190s, Delta said Wednesday. Delta is working with Boeing on both parts of the transaction.

“The order announced today offered Delta more compelling economics over a previously canceled order that also included Boeing-held E190s,” Delta said in a statement.

To contact the reporter on this story: Michael Sasso in Atlanta at To contact the editors responsible for this story: Edward Dufner at Mark Schoifet

This article was written by Michael Sasso from Bloomberg and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

Photo Credit: A Delta Air Lines jet lands at BWI Thurgood Marshall International Airport near Baltimore, Maryland. Gary Cameron / Reuters