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
, 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.