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Delta ditches plans for new jets

Union pilots reject contract needed to trigger US$4b deal for Boeing, Embraer planes

CHANGE IN FLIGHT PATH: The rejection was a rare sign of friction between management and pilots at a carrier that otherwise has one of the best labour relations.


DELTA Air Lines Inc abandoned plans to add at least US$4 billion of Boeing Co and Embraer SA jets after union pilots rejected the contract needed to trigger the deal.

"Those orders will be cancelled," chief executive officer Richard Anderson said on Wednesday in a...