LONDON – Airbus has today announced it has received an order from Delta Air Lines for 30 more A321neo aircraft, bringing the total commitment to 155 aircraft.
With the airline ordering more of this aircraft type, it is slowly increasing such a commitment to close to 200 units.
Comments from Leaders
Commenting on the news was Mahendra Nair, Delta’s Senior VP of Fleet and TechOps Supply Chain who explained the benefits of this order.
“Adding these aircraft strengthens Delta’s commitment to replacing older fleets with more sustainable, efficient jets, and offering the best customer experience in the industry”.
“Delta appreciates the extensive partnership with the Airbus team in support of our strategic growth plans, and we look forward to continuing to work together throughout the recovery and beyond.”
Also commenting on the news was Christian Scherer, the Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, who complimented the airline on the order.
“As the industry looks to emerge from the pandemic, Delta is showing responsible leadership and casting a strong vote of confidence now in the A321neo”.
“With orders for 30 more of an aircraft that is in very high demand around the globe, our partners at Delta are underscoring the strategic role they see for the A321neo with its outstanding environmental performance for the airline’s renowned customer service and reliability for years into the future.”
Relationship with Airbus
Many of the A321neos already delivered to the airline has come from the U.S manufacturing facility in Alabama, of which 87 aircraft have been transferred to the airline.
These aircraft will seat 194 passengers in a three-class configuration, consisting of 20 in First Class, 42 in Delta Comfort+, and 132 in the main cabin.
Delta’s relationship with Airbus consists of 358 aircraft in the fleet, consisting of:
- 50 A220 aircraft.
- 240 A320 Family aircraft.
- 53 A330 widebodies.
- 15 A350 XWB aircraft.
This relationship is one that will seek to continue well into the next decade, especially with the high volume of aircraft on order.