(28 Mar 2022, 12:04 +07)
Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first
The airline is scheduled to expand its fleet with
26 A321neos this year, from a total of 155 scheduled for delivery
“The delivery of our first A321neo helps to usher
in the next era of premium domestic service at Delta,” said
Mahendra Nair, Delta’s S.V.P. of Fleet and Tech Ops Supply Chain.
“Not only do these aircraft offer the best customer experience in
the industry, but these fuel-efficient airplanes further
demonstrate our commitment to a more sustainable future.”
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engines, the A321neo offers 20% better fuel efficiency over
Delta’s current A321ceo planes.
The 194-seat airplane features 20 domestic
First Class seats, 42 Delta Comfort+ seats and 132 Main Cabin
seats, all with memory-foam cushioning for improved customer
All customers will be able to enjoy
Delta’s wireless in-flight entertainment system at every seat,
spacious overhead bins and access to fast-streaming Wi-Fi and
“By adding the latest and largest Airbus
single-aisle aircraft to their fleet, the team at Delta Air Lines
continues to demonstrate its priority for operational efficiency
while pleasing their customers with the most spacious single-aisle
cabin in the sky,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial
Officer and Head of Airbus International.
While today’s delivery signals a new chapter, the
A321neo complements an already extensive fleet of A321ceos. Once
all of the A321neo orders are fulfilled, Delta’s A321 family will
grow to 282 aircraft.
The A321neo is being manufactured at the same
facilities in Mobile, Alabama, and Hamburg, Germany, where the
A321ceos have been built.
Delta’s first A321neo is scheduled to
enter into service in May, after Delta’s Technical Operations
teams have prepard the aircraft for service.