Delta Air Strains has taken supply of its first A330-900, certainly one of 35 A330neos the Atlanta, Georgia-based airline has on order.
Delta was the launch buyer for the A330-900, ordering 25 in November 2014 and a further ten final 12 months.
With the addition of the A330-900, Delta is now working each of Airbus’ latest widebody fashions.
It has 13 A350-900s in its fleet with one other 12 on order.
Delta operates greater than 265 Airbus plane together with A321s and A220s, and the airline’s order backlog with Airbus exceeds 270 together with 100 A321neos.
The service will initially base its A330-900s at Seattle-Tacoma Worldwide Airport, the place it’ll function the plane on flights to Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo Narita.
Delta will configure its A330-900s for 281 passengers, together with 29 in business-class suites, 28 in premium economic system, 56 in extra-legroom economic system seats, and 168 in normal economic system.
The plane will characteristic Delta’s new internally developed in-flight leisure system.
Powered by the most recent Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, and that includes a brand new wing with elevated span and A350 XWB-inspired Sharklets, the A330neo offers an unprecedented degree of effectivity – with 25 per cent decrease gas burn per seat than earlier technology opponents.