Delta Air Lines has firmed up an order for 12 Airbus A220-300 aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow 2022.
The new deal brings Delta’s total firm order for A220s to 107 aircraft, including 45 A220-100s and 62 A220-300s. Delta’s A220s will be powered by the latest generation Pratt & Whitney GTF engines.
“The A220-300 is economical, efficient and delivers superior performance,” said Mahendra Nair, S.V.P. – Fleet & TechOps Supply Chain at Delta. “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.”
The A220 family consists of two variants, including the A220-100 and the larger version A220-300. The Airbus A220 is the only narrow-body tailored for the 100 to 160-seat market.
“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,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer and head of Airbus International.
The news comes just one day after Delta announced a hefty order of up to 130 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft at the UK’s largest airshow.