Delta Air Lines to launch A220 flights in January
A new era in US air travel takes place and the end of January next year when the US airline Delta puts its brand new Airbus A220 into normal revenue service. The airline is planning to introduce the fuel-efficient narrowbody type to the US public with two inaugural flights on January 31st 2019. Both flights will depart from Delta's LaGuardia (LGA) hub in New York, one will head to Boston's Logan Airport (BOS) while the destination for the other A220 flight will be Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW).
Delta is the first US air carrier to take delivery of the aircraft formally known as the Bombardier CSeries CS100 which it will use to replace less-efficient aircraft on its short-haul network. "This aircraft is the culmination of years of listening to our customers and responding with design innovations that continue to improve Delta's domestic in-flight experience," Delta's S.V.P. and Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mapes said, adding "From high-resolution seat-back entertainment screens to the widest Main Cabin seats in our fleet, the A220 will deliver an experience our customers will look forward to every time they fly."
The Delta Airbus A220s feature a spacious fresh cabin that has a more widebody feel to it thanks in part to the extra large windows, high capacity overhead luggage lockers and ambient LED lighting. The seating configuration that Delta has chosen for the A220 fleet will have 82 seats in the main economy cabin, 15 Delta comfort seat and 12 seats in first class. Each seat has a personal screen allowing passengers to enjoy the state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system that comes complete with 2Ku Wi-Fi.
Due to the size of the aircraft, the A220s will feature 18.6" wide Main Cabin seat, which are the widest Main Cabin seats in the airlines fleet in the usual two plus three-seat layout for the A220 type. In addition, all passengers will have access to personal power ports. The airline is also introducing a new modern seat design for the first class cabin which will be placed in a two-two layout.