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Delta Air Lines firms order for 12 A-220 aircraft

Bringing its total to 119 units

Delta Air Lines has firmed up an order for a dozen more A-220/300 aircraft, bringing the airline’s total firm order for it to 119 panes (45 A-220/100 and 74 /300.Throughout the years, the carrier has reordered the model four times and is today the largest A-220 customer and operator.

The carrier took delivery of its first A-220 in October 2018, and was one of the first US airline to operate the aircraft type. Delta currently owns a fleet of 415 Airbus planes, including 59 A-220s, 266 A-320s Family, 62 A-330s and 28 A-350/900 airplanes. 

The A-220 is the aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market, bringing together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation GTF engines. 

With 246 units delivered to 16 airlines operating on four continents, the model is the suitable aircraft to offer operational flexibility for both regional as well as long-distance routes. To date, more than 70 million passengers have enjoyed it. The fleet is currently flying on over 825 routes and 325 destinations worldwide. As of the end of December 2022, some 30 customers have ordered close to 800 aircraft, confirming its reference position in the small single-aisle market.

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