Delta Air Lines has further expanded its order of A220 jets from Airbus. On Wednesday, the US carrier confirmed that it had exercised the option to purchase another 12 A220-300s, the model’s higher capacity variant. The aircraft will be delivered between 2026 and 2027 in order to simplify its fleet, the company explained.
“These 12 additional A220 aircraft will help power our increasingly streamlined fleet while also providing our customers with the elevated in-flight experience they’ve come to expect from Delta,” said Kristen Bojko, Vice President of Fleet.
Delta’s A220-300s are configured with 130 seats in three classes – 12 in First Class, 30 in Economy “Comfort” and 88 in Economy.
There are currently 14 A220-300s in service with Delta, in addition to 60 aircraft on order, including 12 new jets. Additionally, the Atlanta-based airline has 45 A220-100s with 109 seats.
Delta’s first A220 was delivered in 2018, making it the first US airline to fly the aircraft. Airbus assembles the jet in Quebec, Canada, and in Mobile, Alabama (USA).