Delta Orders 30 More Airbus A321neo Aircraft

(24 Aug 2021)
Delta Air Lines has ordered 30 additional Airbus
A321neo aircraft to help meet the airline’s future fleet
requirements.

The newly-ordered aircraft are in addition to the
airline’s existing orders for 125 of the type, bringing the
outstanding orders from Delta to a total of 155 A321neos.

“Adding these aircraft strengthens Delta’s
commitment to replacing older fleets with more sustainable,
efficient jets, and offering the best customer experience in the
industry,” said Mahendra Nair, Delta’s Senior Vice President –
Fleet and TechOps Supply Chain. “Delta appreciates the extensive partnership with the Airbus team in support of our strategic
growth plans, and we look forward to continuing to work together
throughout the recovery and beyond.”

Delta’s A321neos will be powered by
next-generation Pratt & Whitney PW1100G turbofan engines that
bring significant efficiency gains over Delta’s current,
already-efficient A321 aircraft.

Equipped with total seating for
194 customers with 20 in First Class, 42 in Delta Comfort+ and 132
in the Main Cabin, Delta’s A321neos will be deployed primarily
across the airline’s extensive domestic network, complementing
Delta’s current A321 fleet of more than 120 aircraft.

The airline
is slated to receive the first of its 155 A321neo aircraft early
next year.

“As the industry looks
to emerge from the pandemic, Delta is showing responsible
leadership and casting a strong vote of confidence now in the A321neo,” noted Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and
Head of Airbus International. “With orders for 30 more of an
aircraft that is in very high demand around the globe, our
partners at Delta are underscoring the strategic role they see for
the A321neo with its outstanding environmental performance for the
airline’s renowned customer service and reliability for years into
the future.”

Many of Delta’s A321neos will be delivered from
the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama. The
airline has taken delivery of 87 U.S.-manufactured Airbus aircraft
since 2016.

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