ExpressJet announced Friday that it will retain 69 regional jets removed from its capacity purchase agreement with Continental Airlines and use them to "pursue various strategic options outside the...agreement." Continental notified its largest Regional partner in January that the aircraft--25 ERJ-145LRs and 44 ERJ-145XRs--would be taken out of the Continental Express network after the two sides failed to reach a financial agreement on their continued deployment. At that time, ExpressJet CEO ...

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