A line-up of regional jets (Photo: Ian McMurtry)

Regional Reconstruction: The Decline of the 50-Seat Jet

While the mergers of the last ten years have changed the way people fly and the experience they have in aviation in the United States, the regional jet image is changing as well. In the late 1990s through mid-2000s, airlines were determined to make the 50-seat or smaller market with many airlines opting to use their smaller jets all across their route maps. However, times have changed and these carrier’s regional fleets are starting to show the evolution. Delta Air…