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Updated June 27, 2022

  • Joe Breitfeller

Delta Air Lines Takes Delivery of First of 155 Airbus A321neos on Order

Delta Air Lines has today taken delivery of their first of 155 Airbus A321neos on order. The aircraft features Airbus’ new Airspace cabin and the airline’s new domestic First Class seats with more privacy, comfort workspace and storage.

Delta Air Lines Receives their First Airbus A321neo on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - Courtesy Airbus

On Wednesday (March 23, 2022), Airbus announced the delivery of the first of 155 Airbus A321neos on order to Delta Air Lines. The aircraft is expected to enter service in May 2022, and all 155 of Delta’s A321neos will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM GTF™ engines. Delta’s new A321neo features Airbus’ new Airspace cabin as well as the carrier’s new domestic First Class seat, which offers more privacy, comfort, workspace and storage. Delta Air Lines has been an Airbus customer for over 30 years, and is one of the world’s largest Airbus operators. Currently, Delta’s fleet has nearly 400 Airbus aircraft, including every current Airbus Family aircraft member (A220, A320, A330 and A350).

In today’s announcement, Delta Air Lines’ Senior Vice President – Fleet and Tech Ops Supply Chain, Mahendra Nair, said,

“The delivery of our first A321neo helps to usher in the next era of premium domestic service at Delta. Not only do these aircraft offer the best customer experience in the industry, these fuel-efficient planes further demonstrate our commitment to a more sustainable future.”

Also commenting on Delta’s first A321neo delivery, Airbus’ Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, Christian Scherer, said,

“By adding the latest and largest Airbus single-aisle aircraft to their fleet, the team at Delta Air Lines continues to demonstrate its priority for operational efficiency while pleasing their customers with the most spacious single-aisle cabin in the sky. With the A321neo’s per-seat fuel improvements of at least 20 percent, the airline is helping its bottom line and the environment at the same time.”

At the end of February 2022, the Airbus A320neo Family of aircraft had received nearly 7,900 orders from over 120 global customers.

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is the global U.S. airline leader in safety, innovation, reliability and customer experience. For the last decade, the carrier has led the industry in operational excellence, while maintaining their reputation for award-winning customer service.

Source(s): Airbus, Delta Air Lines