Delta Express New Colors

Thu Sep 30, 1999 7:18 am


I bother all of my releatives when I know they are flying to steal all that they can from the aircraft. I know that this is somewhat illegal, but they don't know. Anyways, my grandma who lives in Atlanta sent me a MD88 safety card and a Delta SKY magazine. I was flipping through it and I saw in the back, a Delta Express 737-200 in their new colors. Is this an artist's impression or is it real? I couldn't find any pics of it on Also, the 737-200 is quite old, what do you think Delta will be replacing this with in their Express fleet? Also, what is Delta's Express fleet composed of?

Thank You (Please don't turn me in  !)

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RE: Delta Express New Colors

Thu Sep 30, 1999 8:12 am

The delta express fleet now only has the 737-200. As for the colors i dont know.
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RE: Delta Express New Colors

Thu Sep 30, 1999 8:41 am

Delta Express has adopted the new Delta color scheme on its aircraft. Many have yet to be painted in the new colors, but I have seen some around here and when I flew Delta Express to Orlando. The only difference between DL's colors and DL Ex's is the light blue "Express" after Delta instead of "Airlines."
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RE: Delta Express New Colors

Thu Sep 30, 1999 10:06 am

All Delta Express aircraft are 737-200s, and they will be in service for several years to come. I believe there will be something like 40 of the aircraft in service as DL Express continues to expand.

I have seen several in the new livery here in Hartford (BDL).
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RE: Delta Express New Colors

Thu Sep 30, 1999 10:46 am

Yes, 'tis true. Yet they slightly differ from the mainline Delta colours. The main difference being instead of being a dark blue "Delta", and a lighter blue "Air Lines", the "Delta is in dark blue, while the "Air Lines" is in red. Personally I find it slightly worse that the already bad Delta new colours, so I can't honestly say that I think favourably of them.

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