Delta orders 30 additional Airbus A321Neos

The American carrier plans to add the latest additions to its domestic fleet

US carrier Delta Air Lines has placed an order for 30 additional Airbus A321neo aircraft to help meet future fleet requirements.  

The new aircraft will be in addition to the airline’s existing order for 125 of the type, bringing the total outstanding orders from the carrier to 155. 

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The new A321neos will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G turbofan engines, beginning significant efficiency gains over Delta’s current A321 aircraft. 

Total seating capacity is 194, with 20 passengers in First Class, 42 in Delta Comfort+ and 132 in the main cabin. Delta’s A321neos will be utilised mainly within the airline’s domestic network, complementing the current 120-strong Airbus fleet. 

 Mahendra Nair, Delta’s senior vice president, Fleet and techops Supply Chain, said: “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.

“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.” 

The majority of the A321neos will be delivered from the Airbus US manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. The airline has taken deliveries of 87 Airbus aircraft since 2016. 

As of the end of July, Delta’s fleet of Airbus aircraft stood at 358, including 50 A220 aircraft, 240 A320 Family members, 53 A330 widebodies, and 15 A350 XWB.