Delta Air Lines Celebrates 100th U.S. Produced Airbus A321
This week in Mobile, Alabama, Delta Air Lines Celebrated the production of their 100th U.S. built Airbus A321. The A321 is central to the carrier’s strategy, which is focused on delivering next-level guest service with some of the most fuel-efficient aircraft available today.
On Monday (May 9, 2023), Delta Air Lines celebrated the production of their 100th U.S. built Airbus A321. Airbus launched their first U.S. production facility in Mobile, Alabama in 2015 with just under 400 employees. With Delta’s strong partnership, the facility now supports over 1,600 jobs. The Airbus A321 is central to Delta’s fleet strategy, which focuses on delivering next-level guest service, and operating some of the most fuel-efficient aircraft available today. Although the production of Delta’s 100th A321 from Mobile was a milestone celebration, the carrier received their actual 100th aircraft from the facility in fall 2022.
Speaking at the milestone celebration, Alabama’s U.S. Senator Katie Britt, said,
“I am grateful for the ongoing partnership between Delta and Airbus, which continues to support good-paying jobs that help families live their American Dream, bolster local communities, and strengthen the regional economy. This landmark achievement is only possible because of the hard work, dedication and skill of Airbus employees across Alabama.”
Also commenting on the delivery, Delta Air Lines’ Vice President – Fleet, Kristen Bojko, said
“Delta’s premium travel experience on our state-of-the-art fleet is made possible by manufacturing partners like Airbus. Delta’s 100th U.S.-produced A321 aircraft is a significant milestone that reinforces our commitment to flying more fuel-efficient aircraft while investing in quality U.S.-based jobs.”
Airbus Americas, Inc.’s CEO, C. Jeffrey Knittel, added,
“Delta has had a truly essential role in the growth story of Airbus in Mobile and manufacturing in the United States. Delta has recognized our commitment to providing modern, efficient and passenger-friendly aircraft to our customers. It’s particularly special when we can deliver their aircraft from right here in the U.S.A.”
Delta has a history of partnering with manufacturers with U.S. production operations. In summer 2022, the carrier placed an order for 100 Boeing 737-10 MAX airplanes, which will be assembled in Renton, Washington. Both the Airbus A321 and Boeing 737-10 provide and elevated and more fuel-efficient travel experience.
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is the global U.S. airline leader in safety, innovation, reliability and customer experience. The carrier operates over 4,000 daily flights across more than 275 destinations on six continents. Delta has over 90,000 team members and has served as many as 200 million customers annually. Headquartered in Atlanta, the airline operates significant hubs and key markets in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Seoul-Incheon and Tokyo. For the last decade, Delta has led the industry in operational excellence, while maintaining their reputation for award-winning customer service.
Source: Delta Air Lines