Delta Air Lines’ newest A220 plane is a traveler’s dream with bigger windows and even bigger overhead bins.
Delta Air Lines showed off its first Airbus A220 aircraft Monday, giving an inside-out look at the aircraft during a ceremony at its Atlanta headquarters.
Delta said its A220s will seat 109 passengers, including 12 in first class and 15 in its extra-legroom economy section. The remaining 82 will be standard coach-class seats.
Delta Air Lines’ first flight on its brand-new Airbus A220s will come Jan. 31, when the airline deploys the aircraft on its route between New York LaGuardia and Boston.
Delta’s A220 show-off came during a broader celebration in which the company marked the 10-year anniversary of its merger with Northwest Airlines.
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“As we look back at our growth over the past 10 years since the Delta-Northwest merger, we reflect on the complementary strengths the two airlines brought to form a combined company that’s well positioned to continue leading the industry in decades to come,” Gil West, Delta’s Chief Operating Officer, said in a statement. “In many ways, the A220 represents our continued work to make flying better for everyone and represents the go-forward objectives of our fleet strategy.”
The A220, which was known as the “Bombardier CSeries” until it was rebranded in July, is likely to begin flying for Delta in early 2019.
Delta will become the first U.S. carrier to operate the A220 and the fourth worldwide. Swiss International Air Lines, AirBaltic and Korean Air already are A220 customers.
Scroll down to see Delta’s routes, which will be operated at least partially with Airbus A220 jets.
TODAY IN THE SKY: Delta Air Lines’ Airbus A220 makes its first flight (story continues below)
New York LaGuardia-Boston (A220 flights begin Jan. 31)
New York LaGuardia-Dallas/Fort Worth (Jan. 31)
Detroit-Dallas/Fort Worth* (March)
New York LaGuardia-Houston Bush Intercontinental* (April)
Salt Lake City-Dallas/Fort Worth (May)
Minneapolis/St. Paul-Dallas/Fort Worth (June)
Houston Bush Intercontinental-Detroit (July)
Houston Bush Intercontinental-Minneapolis/St. Paul (July)
Houston Bush Intercontinental-Salt Lake City* (July)
New York JFK-Houston Bush Intercontinental* (August)
*Denotes route that will eventually be operated fully by A220
IN PICTURES: First flight of Bombardier’s CSeries jetliner
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