Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17284 posts, RR: 51 Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 1301 times:
I still see a few here @ ATL, not sure where they're flying them to (as I looked on the Delta website, and none of the cities that have had EMB-120 service out of ATL seems to have it now), more than likely, they could be spare a/c.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8818 posts, RR: 12 Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 1258 times:
Currently, all ASA Embraer flying is being done out of DFW, with flights to IAH (3x, plus 2 CRJs), ILE (3), TUL (5), and ICT (1, plus 2 ER3s and a CRJ). All Embraers will be gone effective 1 August, when ER3s replace the EM2s on the IAH, TUL, and ICT runs. ILE is being discontinued due to the short runway there that cannot handle RJs.
The ATRs will be around for a while, as I have heard that for some of the shorter, higher-density routes, are more profitable operating a prop than an RJ. Also, the time difference is negligable (only an extra 5-10 minutes on the prop), so the ATR works better. I wouldn't be surprised to see some Dash 8-300 and -400 replace the ATRs when they get older, since DL has had a very good relationship with Bombardier. The other possibility would be DL ordering some ATR-72-500s to replace the -200s.