Delta has boosted its commitment to the Airbus A330neo by announcing it has ordered another A330-900. This was revealed during its latest news release.
The one lone unit will join the fleet in due course and add to Delta’s continuing reliance on Airbus units to power its long-haul fleet.
During the pandemic, Delta retired its fleet of Boeing 777s and, as such, for long-haul missions, has a handful of Boeing planes and the A350/A330neo combination from Airbus, propelling it forward, part of the next generation of aircraft.
Delta currently has 22 operational Airbus A330-900s, intending to acquire just under 20 more.
However, a new order for A330neos could very well be arriving soon as rumours have started up in recent months that the airline would look to source more widebodies.
The A350-1000, A350-900 and A330-900 are all subject to heightened interest from the airline as it looks to streamline while revamping its fleet. Delta already has 26 in-service A350-900s but is yet to commit or fly the largest member of that series, the -1000.