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Delta Agrees to Buy Nine Used MD-90 Jets From Japan Airlines

Delta Air Lines Inc., the world’s second-largest carrier, said it is buying nine used MD-90 jets from Japan Airlines Corp. to replace older DC-9s that are being retired.

Deliveries will start in January after the planes are refurbished to match the rest of Delta’s fleet, and Delta will “continue to look for opportunities to acquire used MD-90s,” Nat Pieper, vice president of fleet strategy, wrote yesterday on the Atlanta-based airline’s internal employee website.