Boeing and Delta Air Lines entered into an agreement for 100 737 MAX 10 jets plus 30 options. The order had been taken for granted for some time, despite the US airline having placed several orders with Airbus.
Delta was the only major carrier in the country not to have the 737 MAX in its fleet. Years ago, the dispute between the 737 MAX 7 and the current A220 ended in court, with the defeat of Boeing.
“The Boeing 737-10 will be an important addition to Delta’s fleet as we shape a more sustainable future for air travel, with an elevated customer experience, improved fuel efficiency and best-in-class performance,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s chief executive officer.
The last Boeing received by Delta was the 737-900ER, the long-range version of the NG series, in 2019. The agreement between the two also includes the internal reconfiguration of 29 of these jets, scheduled for completion in 2025, the same year that the first MAX 10 will be delivered.
Despite the deal with Boeing, Delta is expected to announce the expansion of the order for Airbus A220 jets this Tuesday.