Delta Air Lines yesterday told regional partner Pinnacle Airlines that the capacity purchase agreement the two carriers signed in April 2007 will be terminated as of July 31, claiming that the Memphis-based airline has failed to meet ontime performance standards. The 10-year agreement called for Pinnacle to operate up to 16 CRJ900s on behalf of DL. It already has taken delivery of nine new aircraft of the type to support the flying and reacted strongly to DL's stated intention to withdraw ...

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