Southwest Airlines (SWA) has reached a tentative agreement with Delta Air Lines (DL) and Boeing Capital Corp. to sublease all 88 AirTran (FL) Boeing 717 aircraft to DL, transitioning three aircraft per month over a three-year period beginning in the second half of 2013. DL and SWA are still in talks to reach a final agreement with all parties related to aircraft leases. Once final, all 717s would depart the fleet by 2015. "This is a very complex transaction that requires time and close ...

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