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Delta Increases Airbus A220 Orders to 119 Aircraft


(19/01/23)
 
Delta Air Lines has firmed up an order for
twelve more Airbus A220-300 aircraft, bringing the airline’s total
firm order for A220s to 119 aircraft – 45 A220-100s.

Delta has now reordered the A220 four times, and
is today the largest A220 customer and operator.

“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 Air Lines.

Delta Airbus A220-100 reg: C-FOVL

The A220, formerly the Bombardier C Series, is purpose-built for
the 100-150 seat market. Powered by Pratt & Whitney’s
latest-generation GTF engines, the A220 not only has a 50% reduced noise footprint as well as around 50% lower NOx
emissions than industry standards, but its larger windows help to
make the plane a joy to travel on and easier for those not sat by
a window to see out.

Delta took delivery of its first Airbus A220 in
October 2018, and was the first U.S. carrier to operate the
aircraft type.

The airline currently owns a fleet of 415 Airbus
aircraft, including 59 A220 aircraft, 266 A320 Family aircraft, 62
A330s and 28 A350-900 aircraft.

“Delta Air Lines was the U.S. launch customer for
the A220 and this fourth reorder in just four years by a leading
carrier as Delta is a most gratifying endorsement,” said Christian
Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of
International. “The aircraft is currently connecting Delta
passengers on more than 100 routes at 25 percent* less fuel and
CO2 emissions. If you want to connect today and tomorrow, you
can’t do any better!

With 246 A220s delivered to 16 airlines operating
on four continents, the A220 fleet is currently flying on over 825 routes and 325
destinations worldwide.

As of the end of December 2022, some 30 customers
have ordered close to 800 A220 aircraft.

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