Based in Kigali in Rwanda, RwandAir will become the first Bombardier CRJ900 operator in Eastern Africa. Bombardier Aerospace values Rwandair’s firm order at approximately US$89 million, based on the list price of the CRJ900 NextGen.

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Bombardier says the conditional order for six Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets and options on an additional five will build upon China Express Airlines’ existing fleet of CRJ200s, serving to enhance the airline’s regional network.

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US Airways and its regional-airline partners have completed installing domestic First Class cabins in 110 US Airways Express regional jets, with the U.S. major carrier also upgrading its service product elsewhere throughout its mainline fleet and airport lounges.

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According to Delta, it will be the first U.S. domestic carrier to deploy Wi-Fi across its entire mainline and regional aircraft fleets with two classes of service.

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Estonian Air’s firm order replaces a firm order for three CRJ900 NextGens that was announced on March 10, 2008 as part of a purchase by SAS Scandinavian Airlines and three of its affiliate airlines, when Estonian Air was a more closely held affiliate of SAS.

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Tripoli-based Libyan African Aviation Holding Company has signed a firm order for three Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets and has also taken options on an additional three CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG of Germany has placed a firm order for eight Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets. The transaction involved the exercise of eight previously announced purchase rights, according to Bombardier Aerospace.

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This winter, Delta Air Lines will expand its seasonal Atlanta non-stop service to Montrose/Telluride in Colorado from Saturday-only to daily service beginning on December 18.

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Delta Air Lines plans to make First Class service available on all U.S. domestic flights longer than 750 miles, or about two-and-a-half hours of flight time, beginning this fall. When the upgrade is complete, 50 routes that currently feature Delta Connection flights with only one class of service will be upgraded to two-cabin aircraft with First and Economy Class service.

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