Delta has announced it’ll acquire more A220-300s as part of its ongoing expansion. As a result, 12 units will begin being delivered to the U.S. airline in 2026, with deliveries completed by 2027.
These 12 additional A220 aircraft will help power our increasingly streamlined fleet while also providing our customers with the elevated in-flight experience they’ve come to expect from DeltaKristen Bojko, Vice President of Fleet.
Per data from Cirium, Delta has 14 A220-300s currently in service. The oldest in the series is 2.2 years, while the series has a mean age of 1.5 years. However, it also flies the smaller A220-100, of which it has 45 in service, with its oldest being 4.2 years.
Delta kits its Airbus A220-300s out with 130 seats. This comprises of 12 in First Class, 30 in Comfort+ and 88 Economy seats. It, therefore, sees the carrier offer a premium experience on a smaller aircraft. Meanwhile, its smaller -100s seat 109 people.
60 Airbus A220s remain on order, including the 12 options announced today by Delta.
Delta has used the pandemic, restrictions and more to overhaul its operations. It is focusing now on more efficient twin-engined aircraft over older series. At the same time, it has removed some aircraft types and announced firm retirement plans for other beloved series.