Delta and Airbus have agreed to a firm order of 100 A321neo aircraft, with options for up to 100 additional jets.
Deliveries will begin in 2020 and the new jets will be powered by Pratt & Whitney geared-turbofan engines.
“This is the right transaction at the right time for our customers, our employees and our shareholders,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. “Delta, Airbus and Pratt & Whitney share the same commitment to safety, efficiency, innovation and continuously improving the customer experience. This order for the state-of-the-art A321neo with Pratt’s Pure Power next-generation jet engines reflects our long-term commitment to these values for Delta people and all our constituents.”
Delta will configure the A321neo to a total of 197 seats including seating for 20 in First Class, 30 in Delta Comfort+ and 147 in the main cabin. On-demand inflight entertainment, high-speed satellite WiFi, power ports as well as streaming video content will be available at every seat. The cabin will also feature larger bookshelf-style overhead bins and full spectrum LED cabin lighting.
Delta expects to take delivery of its first A321neo in the first quarter of 2020 with new aircraft arriving through 2023.