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August 22, 2011

Delta to Order 100 Boeing 737-900ER Jets: Report

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Delta Air Lines is planning to complete to purchase 100 Boeing 737-900 extended range aircraft, according to a Bloomberg report Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

One of Delta's now-retired 737-200s, N317DL, on approach to LaGuardia

One of Delta's now-retired 737-200s, N317DL, on approach to LaGuardia. (Photo by Brian Futterman)

The order would be worth over $8.5 billion at list prices, but airline customers frequently receive significant discounts.

Delta’s board of directors will vote on the purchase later this week.

A separate decision regarding the order of smaller jets, possibly Bombardier’s new C-Series, has been postponed, according to Bloomberg.

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