Delta: Orders 10 A330neo, Defers Delivery of 10 A350s

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Delta Air Lines has ordered 10 additional Airbus A330-900 widebody aircraft, expanding their A330neo order book from 25 to 35 aircraft.

  • This latest order supports Delta’s international growth strategy in the near to medium term.
  • Simultaneously, Delta and Airbus have agreed to defer 10 previously ordered A350 XWBs to 2025-26 in order to accommodate the airline’s long-term growth strategy.
  • Delta currently operates 11 A350-900 aircraft and expects a further four in 2019-2020. Delta’s A330 fleet stands today at 42 widebody aircraft.
  • According to Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, operational efficiency and an exceptional passenger experience are core to Delta’s successful recipe, therefore airline has chosen the A330-900.

Source: Airbus