Delta Air Lines loses Atlanta-based connection carrier

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A longtime Delta Connection contract carrier based in Atlanta will soon part ways with Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines.

Atlanta-based ExpressJet announced in a news release that the airline will not fly for Delta after late 2018.

ExpressJet, a subsidiary of St. George, Utah-based SkyWest, said that it and Delta have agreed to terminate their contract early. ExpressJet was formerly known as Atlantic Southeast Airlines or ASA.

At other locations around the country, ExpressJet operates for United Airlines as United Express and for American Airlines as American Eagle.