The US-built A220s have received strong support from Delta Airlines, with the US carrier becoming the type’s largest operator since it received its first one in 2018.
Delta has ordered 45 A220-100 and 74 A220-300 variants.
“These 12 additional A220 aircraft will help power our increasingly streamlined fleet while also providing our customers with the elevated in-flight experience they’ve come to expect from Delta,” said Kristen Bojko, Vice President of Fleet, Delta Air Lines.
“Delta Air Lines was the U.S. launch customer for the A220 and this fourth reorder in just four years by a leading carrier as Delta is a most gratifying endorsement,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International. “The aircraft is currently connecting Delta passengers on more than 100 routes at 25 percent* less fuel and CO2 emissions. If you want to connect today and tomorrow, you can’t do any better!”
The A220 remains the only jet airliner purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market making it a popular choice in the US for short-haul networks. It also brings customers a 50% reduction in noise and NOx emissions compared to industry standards.