Delta Air Lines will retire more than 100 regional and mainline aircraft over the next 12-18 months as it trims planned capacity growth in the face of rising fuel prices, President Ed Bastian said Thursday. Addressing the Raymond James Growth Airline Conference available via webcast, he said,  "I know this will bring a tear to many eyes but we are going to finally retire the DC-9 fleet." Delta removed 35 DC-9-30s and -40s last year, he said. "We are going to be ...

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