Delta gets its first A321neo

First commercial flight planned for May

Delta has just received its newest aircraft, an Airbus A321neo.

The new aircraft is the first of the airline’s order of 155 A321neos. Delta expects to receive 26 this year and the rest by the end of 2027.

Commercial flights with the A321neo are expected to start in May.

The aircraft will help Delta deliver on its vision of enhancing the passenger experience and doing its bit for the planet.

Mahendra Nair, Delta’s S.V.P. of Fleet and Tech Ops Supply Chain:

“The delivery of our first A321neo helps to usher in the next era of premium domestic service at Delta. Not only do these aircraft offer the best customer experience in the industry, but these fuel-efficient airplanes further demonstrate our commitment to a more sustainable future.”

Delta already has a large fleet of 127 A321ceos. When all the A321neos are delivered, Delta’s A321 fleet will be 282 aircraft.

The Delta A321neos have 194 seats in a 3 class layout with:

  • 20 domestic First Class
  • 42 Delta Comfort+
  • 132 Main Cabin

First Class seats feature improved privacy, a large and sturdy tray table and increased storage for personal items. More features are passenger-facing power ports and enhanced memory-foam cushions for added comfort.

The other classes have some nice features as well.

Every seat features an oversized high-definition seatback screen with personalized entertainment experiences. All passengers have access to fast streaming Wi-Fi and there are power ports at every seat.

The cabin has 25-percent-larger bookshelf-style overhead bins and full spectrum LED cabin lighting.

Airbus A321neo

The state-of-the-art A321neo is Delta’s most fuel-efficient large gauge narrowbody aircraft. It offers 20% better fuel efficiency over Delta’s current A321ceos.

N.B. Image credit: Delta

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