The latest move by the Atlanta-based carrier saw it today (July 19) firm up 12 examples of the A220-300. As a result, this now brings Delta’s total firm order for the twin-jet to 107, comprising 45 A220-100s and 62 of the larger A220-300.
Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer and head of Airbus International, said: “Delta was the US launch customer for the A220, and it is great to announce this incremental order that demonstrates how satisfied it is with the A220, economically and from a passenger perspective. On top of that, the versatility of this aircraft with the long range and short airfield performance makes it a real winner for our customers. Thank you, Delta, for your confidence in further expanding your fleet with all our new generation aircraft!”
Mahendra Nair, S.V.P. - Fleet and TechOps Supply Chain at Delta, added: “The A220-300 is economical, efficient and delivers superior performance. These additional aircraft in the A220 Family are an excellent investment for our customers and employees and will be fundamental as we work toward a more sustainable future for air travel.”
At the time of writing, Delta boasted a 56-strong fleet of Pratt & Whitney PW1500G-powered A220s, consisting of 45 -100s and 11 -300s. The airline accepted its first example, N101DU (c/n 50020), back in October 2018.
According to Airbus, the popular narrowbody type has had an impressive 220 examples of the A220 delivered to 15 operators across four continents. The manufacturer added that, as of the end of June 2022, there were more than 760 A220 orders from more than 25 customers – with Airbus stating this is a “breakthrough on the small single-aisle market”.