Delta Air Lines to Debut New A321neo on Boston Routes From May 2022
Late weeks Delta received their first new fuel-efficient Airbus A321neo in Atlanta. The aircraft will soon debut at Delta’s Boston hub with service to San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego and Denver. The first flight will depart for San Francisco on May 20, 2022.
On Friday (April 1, 2022), Delta Air Lines announced that their new fuel-efficient Airbus A321neo, which the carrier received last week in Atlanta, will debut at their Boston hub from May 2022. The aircraft’s inaugural passenger flight between Boston and San Francisco will depart on May 20th and then debut on existing flights to Seattle from August 11th. Delta will continue to receive A321neos throughout fall 2022 and the additional aircraft will serve San Diego and Denver, new routes from Boston that will launch on July 11th and August 20th, respectively. Delta’s new A321neos will be configured for 194 guests with 20 First Class, 42 Delta Comfort+ and 132 Main Cabin seats.
In today’s announcement, Delta Air Lines’ Senior Vice President – Network Planning, Joe Esposito, said,
“Boston is getting Delta’s latest and greatest with this new state-of-the-art A321neo. With a new First Class seat design, tons of entertainment options and fast-streaming Wi-Fi, the experience is closer to your personal media room or home-away-from-home office. As we continue building Boston as a premier hub and international gateway, we’re committed to offering customers superior products and experiences like these, along with significant choice and better convenience when making their travel plans.”
Delta’s new A321neo cabin features thoughtful touches throughout with a new domestic First Class seat design with larger, improved privacy space, a sturdier tray table, more storage space and enhanced memory foam cushions in all classes. The new aircraft’s IFE system features an expanded content library with 50 percent more hit movies, TV shown and music compared to other aircraft in the Delta fleet, as well as fast-streaming Wi-Fi and power ports at each seat. Additionally, inline with the carrier’s sustainability goals, the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine powered A321neo offers 20 percent better fuel efficiency compared to Delta’s existing A321ceo fleet. In total, Delta Air Lines has commitments for 155 A321neos and will take delivery of the aircraft through 2027, with the majority coming from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama.
Delta is Boston’s largest airline and will operate up to 55 daily nonstop flights to 53 destinations for summer 2022. By mid-August, the carrier will serve Boston’s top 20 markets, and will also launch new direct service to Tel Aviv (TLV), Athens (ATH), Baltimore (BWI), Denver (DEN) and San Diego (SAN).
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: Delta Air Lines