Delta Air Lines has ordered an additional 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft to help meet the airline’s future fleet needs. This order is in addition to the existing order for 125 aircraft, bringing the total order to 155 A321neo aircraft.
“Adding these aircraft strengthens Delta’s commitment to replacing older fleets with more sustainable, efficient jets, and offering the best customer experience in the industry,” said Mahendra Nair, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Fleet and TechOps Supply Chain.
“As the industry looks to emerge from the pandemic, Delta is showing responsible leadership and casting a strong vote of confidence now in the A321neo,” noted Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International. “With orders for 30 more of an aircraft that is in very high demand around the globe, our partners at Delta are underscoring the strategic role they see for the A321neo with its outstanding environmental performance for the airline’s renowned customer service and reliability for years into the future.”
Delta’s A321neo aircraft are configured to carry a total of 194 passengers, 20 in First Class, 42 in Delta Comfort+ and 132 in the main cabin. These aircraft will be deployed primarily on the airline’s extensive domestic network, complementing the current A321 fleet of more than 120 aircraft. The airline is scheduled to take delivery of the first of its 155 A321neo aircraft early next year.
As of the end of July, Delta’s fleet of Airbus aircraft numbered 358, including 50 A220 aircraft, 240 A320 Family members, 53 A330 widebodies, and 15 A350 XWB aircraft.
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