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Delta begins Airbus A321neo operations

Delta has begun operating brand-new A321neos with the inaugural flight operated on 20th May 2022 from Boston Logan International Airport to San Francisco International Airport.

Delta’s A321neo starts operating flights

Delta has started operations with its brand-new Airbus A321neo fleet.

Delta’s Airbus A321neo consists of 20 First Class seats, 42 Delta Comfort+ seats and 132 in Main Cabin seats, totalling 194 seats. The new aircraft will be deployed across Delta’s domestic network, complementing Delta’s existing Airbus A321ceo fleet of 121 aircraft.

The A321neos’ interior features thoughtful touches throughout, including new First Class seating design that includes a larger and sturdier tray table, more stowage space for personal items and enhanced memory foam cushions. All passengers will have access to Delta’s wireless In-Flight Entertainment system created by Delta’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Delta Flight Products, at every seat, spacious overhead bins, and state-of-the-art HEPA cabin air filtration systems as well as access to Wi-Fi and power ports.

New First Class seats on Delta’s A321neo
New First Class seats on Delta’s A321neo
Economy Class seats on Delta’s A321neo

Delta has introduced an expanded library of content on A321neos in its Inflight Entertainment system with 50% more hit movies, TV shows and music than other aircraft in its fleet.

Delta’s A321neo is powered by next-generation Pratt & Whitney PW1100G turbofan engines, which achieve 12% better fuel efficiency on a per-seat basis than the A321ceo aircraft. Delta TechOps technicians will maintain these engines at its advanced maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities in Atlanta.

Mahendra Nair, Senior Vice President – Fleet and TechOps Supply Chain, Delta Airlines, said:

Delta’s A321neo product will deliver a superior premium travel experience for our customers in Boston and around the country. The introduction of this state-of-the-art, more fuel-efficient aircraft to our fleet is also an important commitment on our Flight to Net Zero, our journey to decarbonize aviation.

Delta has purchase commitments for a total of 155 A321neos and is scheduled to take delivery of these aircraft through 2027, many from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama.

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Growing its Boston hub

In addition to San Francisco, Delta will operate A321neo flights from Boston to San Diego and Denver starting 11th July 2022 and on select trips to Seattle starting 20th July 2022.

This summer, Delta will operate up to 150 daily nonstop flights from Boston to over 50 destinations, a more than 10% increase in capacity since our pre-pandemic height in October 2019. By mid-August, Delta will serve each of Boston’s 20 most popular markets nonstop, including new service to five additional destinations: Tel Aviv, Athens, Baltimore, Denver and San Diego.

Meanwhile, Delta Airlines recently announced that it will ramp up frequency on Los Angeles-Sydney route in December 2022.

Featured image by Delta Airlines

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