Delta Air Lines has announced an order for 40 new Airbus aircraft made up of 10 A330-300 and 30 A321 aircraft. The A330s will be equipped with 34 Business Elite seats, 32 Economy Comfort seats, and 227 Economy seats. The A321s will seat 20 in First Class, 22 Economy Comfort, and 148 in Economy.
The ops guy in me tends to favor fewer rather than more aircraft types, but these aircraft will be joining existing Airbus family jets already operated by Delta. I know Delta loves math so they must’ve gotten an economically favorable deal from Airbus. I expect we will see those A321s replace aging 757s as those head towards retirement. You can read Delta’s press release here.
MJ, September 4, 2013