Delta Air Lines said yesterday it has entered into definitive agreements to sell subsidiaries Mesaba and Compass Airlines, both of which it acquired in its merger with Northwest Airlines, for a combined $82.5 million. Mesaba was purchased by Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines Corp., parent of Pinnacle Airlines and Colgan Air, for $62 million. "This transaction brings together very strong and very similar organizations," Pinnacle President and CEO Phil Trenary said. "Even as ...

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