Committed to the A220: Delta Orders 5 More Airbus A220-100s
Delta Air Lines has reaffirmed its commitment to the Airbus A220 program. The Atlanta-based carrier will order an five additional A220-100 aircraft, the carrier announced at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday.
Tuesday's order ups Delta order total for the A220 to 95, which includes both A220-100s and A220-300s.
In May, Airbus announced that it would increase the maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) by 2.3 metric tons, thereby increasing the maximum range of the jet. With Tuesday's order, Delta becomes the first airline to order A220 aircraft with the increased MTOW, which will have a range of just more than 3,900 miles for the A220-300s.
Delta's A220-100s are produced in Mirabel, Québec, while the A220-300s are produced in Mobile, Alabama. It's likely that the interior of these just-ordered A220-100s will feature the same interior as the existing A220-100s in Delta's fleet. That means passengers can expect 109 seats in a 2-3 configuration.
Each of the seats in economy has a 10.1-inch inflight entertainment screen and 30-32 inches of pitch. Meanwhile, the Comfort+ cabin has 34 inches of pitch and first class has 37 inches of pitch.
Delta has ordered a total of 45 A220-100s and 50 A220-300s.