A day after placing an order for 100 737 MAX 10 jets with Boeing, Delta Air Lines made news again in Farnborough by announcing an extra order for 12 A220-300s with Airbus.
With the new order, the total of A220 acquired by the US airline reaches 107 aircraft, with 45 A220-100 and 62 A220-300. Delta’s fleet already has 56 A220s, the first of which was received in 2018.
“The A220-300 is economical, efficient and delivers superior performance,” said Mahendra Nair, S.V.P. – Fleet & TechOps Supply Chain at Delta. “These additional aircraft in the A220 Family are an excellent investment for our customers and employees and will be fundamental as we work toward a more sustainable future for air travel.”
Delta was the launch customer for the A220 in the US. The aircraft, originally Bombardier’s CSeries, also operates on Air Canada, JetBlue and Breeze Airways.
Delta’s Airbus fleet is one of the most numerous in the world, with 388 aircraft – 249 A320 family aircraft, 57 A330s, 26 A350-900s, in addition to 56 A220s.