Endeavor Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, just announced it would be growing its fleet by 20 dual-class aircraft. The incremental growth includes seven brand new Bombardier NextGen CRJ-900 aircraft, featuring the stylish and efficient Atmosphere cabin in a 70 seat configuration. Additionally, Endeavor, operating purely as Delta Connection, will receive 13 Bombardier CRJ-700 aircraft, owned by Delta Air Lines and previously operated by another Delta Connection carrier. All aircraft are scheduled to enter service with Endeavor by June 2020.
Already the world’s largest operator of the CRJ-900, Endeavor will boost its fleet of the large regional jets to 116; the carrier will also operate 18 CRJ-700 and 42 Bombardier CRJ-200 jets, bringing its total fleet size to 176 aircraft. Endeavor also announced that it is adding Raleigh, North Carolina, as its 11th maintenance station. The Minneapolis-based regional airline boasts crew hubs and maintenance stations in Atlanta, Detroit, New York (JFK, LGA), and Minneapolis. With the addition of Raleigh, Endeavor also has maintenance facilities in Cincinnati (CVG); Des Moines, Iowa (DSM); Indianapolis, Indiana (IND); Knoxville, Tennessee (TYS); and Mosinee, Wisconsin (CWA).
“Endeavor will continue to support and expand our current market structure, delivering superior service to some of Delta’s most important markets,” said David Garrison, CEO, Endeavor Air. “Based on network projections for 2020, we expect our daily operations to increase in Detroit, as well as in markets like Cincinnati and Raleigh. Endeavor will continue to be the driving force for Delta Connection’s success east of the Mississippi.”