Delta Air Lines obtains its first of 26 Airbus A321neos

Delta Air Lines marked the latest milestone in its fleet renewal and expansion efforts with the first delivery of its all-new narrowbody, the Airbus A321neo, on Wednesday.

Delivery of our first A321neo helps usher in a new era of premium domestic service at Deltasaid Mahendra Nair, senior vice president of fleet supply chain and technical operations for Delta. “Not only do these aircraft provide the best customer experience in the industry, but these fuel-efficient aircraft further demonstrate our commitment to a more sustainable future..”

Delta plans to welcome 26 state-of-the-art A321neos to its fleet this year, with a total of 155 purchase commitments through 2027.

By adding Airbus’ latest and largest single-aisle aircraft to its fleet, the Delta Air Lines team continues to demonstrate its priority for operational efficiency while delighting customers with the most spacious single-aisle cabin in the sky,said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International.

Delta Takes Delivery of First A321neo in Hamburg, Germany

Delta’s newest fleet helps solidify its position as an industry leader in environmental sustainability while connecting the world. Powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines, the A321neo offers 20% better fuel efficiency than Delta’s current A321ceos.

Delta has been a leader in the aviation industry for nearly 100 years, and today we celebrate another milestone with the delivery of their first A321neo aircraft.said Rick Deurloo, Commercial Director of Pratt & Whitney. “GTF-powered A321neo joins more than 200 Pratt & Whitney-powered aircraft in Delta’s fleet today.”

The 194-seat aircraft will feature 20 domestic first class seats, 42 Delta Comfort+ seats and 132 main cabin seats, all featuring memory foam padding for enhanced customer comfort. The new first-class domestic seat offers more privacy, workspace and storage. The comfortable interior features thoughtful touches throughout, and all customers will appreciate Delta’s wireless inflight entertainment system at every seat, spacious overhead bins, and access to fast-streaming Wi-Fi and power ports. .

Neo A321 seats, rear cabin view

The new, state-of-the-art seat design provides travelers with premium cabin features that travelers enjoy on international flights for domestic travel.

Delta is accelerating its vision to transform travel into a more personalized, seamless and premium experience that is better for our customers, their journeys and our world. Whether it’s flying new, state-of-the-art aircraft, offering thoughtful onboard products and services, or opening the airports of the future, Delta is enhancing the customer experience and building customer loyalty through a top-notch service and investment across the travel ribbon.

A customer takes advantage of some of Delta's inflight wellness offerings.

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As today’s delivery opens a new chapter, the A321neo complements an already large fleet of A321ceos. Once all A321neo orders are fulfilled, Delta’s A321 Family will grow to 282 aircraft. The A321neo will be manufactured at the same facilities in Mobile, Alabama, and Hamburg, Germany, where the A321ceos were built.

Once Delta’s technical operations teams prepare the new models for service, Delta’s first A321neo is expected to enter service in May.

March 23, 2022 9:15 a.m.

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