Delta Air Lines Amplifies Fleet with 12 Additional Airbus A220-300 Aircraft
In a significant development that underscores its commitment to sustainable aviation, Delta Air Lines has announced an order for 12 additional Airbus A220-300 aircraft. This move elevates the airline's total firm order for A220s to a remarkable 131 aircraft, comprising 45 A220-100s and 86 A220-300s, thereby reinforcing Delta's position as the largest A220 customer and operator globally.
A Testament to Sustainable Aviation
Kristen Bojko, Vice President of Fleet at Delta, highlighted that the A220-300 is synonymous with efficient performance and flexibility. The expansion of Delta's A220 family is a strategic investment in the future of sustainable aviation, offering a remarkable reduction in fuel burn and CO₂ emissions per seat compared to previous generation aircraft.
A220-300: The Game-Changer in North American Markets
Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International, emphasized that this additional order from the world's largest A220 customer and operator is a robust endorsement of the value and opportunities the latest generation aircraft family brings to the table. The A220 has proven to be a game-changer in its size category in the highly competitive North American markets, offering Delta the flexibility to right-size its operations while enhancing efficiency and providing superior single-aisle comfort.
A220: The Vanguard of Environmental Efficiency
The A220 stands as the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market, showcasing state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials, and Pratt & Whitney's latest-generation GTF™ engines. These features culminate in a 50% reduced noise footprint and around 50% lower NOx emissions than industry standards, paving the way for an environmentally responsible aviation future.
Delta and Airbus: A Partnership Carved in Innovation
Since taking delivery of its first Airbus A220 in October 2018, Delta has continually expanded its Airbus fleet, which currently encompasses 433 aircraft, including 61 A220s, 280 A320 family aircraft, 64 A330s, and 28 A350-900 aircraft. This partnership mirrors a journey of innovation, with Delta being the first U.S. carrier to operate the A220 type.Advertising
A220: The Preferred Choice in the Small Single-Aisle Market
With 271 A220s delivered to 16 airlines operating across four continents, the A220 has emerged as the optimal choice for both regional and long-distance routes, serving over 375 destinations worldwide. As of June 2023, the A220 has garnered orders from around 30 customers, totaling over 800 aircraft, thereby confirming its dominant position in the small single-aisle market.