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Delta, a major American airline, announced its first and long-awaited Airbus A330-900neo has finally took off for its initial test flight over France. The aircraft is expected to join Delta’s fleet later this spring.
The beginning of test flights means that soon the aircraft will be delivered to the airline and will take off for its first scheduled commercial flight already on 1 July, according to the airline.
Earlier this year Delta announced that the new aircraft will initially serve three routes out of Seattle’s Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA):
- Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) starting July 1st
- Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) starting August 1st
- Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) starting August 31st.
After receiving the A330-900neo, Delta will become the first operator of this type of aircraft in North America.
Delta's Airbus fleet according to Airbus data of Orders & Deliveries