Delta selects Airbus A321neo for narrowbody fleet renewal

Delta selects Airbus A321neo for narrowbody fleet renewal

Delta and Airbus have agreed to a firm order of 100 A321neo aircraft, with options for up to 100 additional jets.

Delta selects Airbus A321neo for narrowbody fleet renewal

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.

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